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Topic: Quilting
Replies: 3   Last Post: Jan 22, 1994 10:37 AM

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Joanna Yantosh

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Re: Quilting
Posted: Jan 16, 1994 6:51 AM
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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 (polka-dots, 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 polka-dot, 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!

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