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In the Quilting Squares problem students are asked questions about the amount of fabric needed to make a quilt given a pattern requiring three colors of fabric.
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- Algebra: Factoring Quadratic Equations
Ask Dr. Math Archives:
FAQ: Learning to Factor
- Algebra Help FAQ
Understanding Algebraic Factoring
Other Resources - Quilting
- Quilts and Quilting - Newsletter issue with many links to sites on quilting. In addition, this Newsletter by Walter McKenzie, suggests the following children's literature:Eight Hands Round by Ann Paul
Alignment to the NCTM Standards - Grades 6-8
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