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Re: Quilting
Posted:
Jan 16, 1994 6:51 AM


I did a much simpler quilting activity with my fourth grade students. We called it "Fraction Quilts". Given a large sheet of construction paper, the children had to divide it into 24 equal squares. They were asked to select several of their favorute designs (polkadots, stripes, flowers, etc.) and create a pattern as they colored in their quilts. The finished quilts had to be described in fractional terms. e.g. 7/24 polkadot, 5/24 stripes, and 12/24 flowers. I used this activity to give meaning to the terms numerator and denominator. It was a big hit in our classroom!



