Chapter 2, lesson 6: Geometric Problem Solving. Hmm, word problems in a geometry setting... What on earth could I use for that lesson? Oh, that's right: quilting!
- Take one of the framed blocks (18" x 18"), find its area, then subtract out the area of the shaded block (12" x 12")
- For each block make 4 strips, each 3" x 15", so each corner overlaps exactly the same way
- For each block make 4 rectangles, each 3" x 12" and 4 corner squares, each 3" x 3"
- Take the area of the entire quilt (54" x 54") and subtract out the areas of the shaded blocks (12" x 12" times 9), then divide the result by nine; you will need 4 times this number for the black fabric, and 5 times this number for the white fabric
|Inspiration for a lesson|
I have the blue blocks hanging up in my classroom for inspiration. For me as well as the students.
Don't know when I'll get to stitching next. Heavy sigh. I always forget what the beginning of the school year feels like...