Crazy Quilt Game
In Chapter 12 you have had lots of practice
working with quilt patterns. How well can you describe them? Would you
be able to recognize a quilt pattern that someone else described using
math language? Let's find out.
Examine the quilt blocks at some Web sites and
choose one that you like. Write a description of this quilt block using
math language. Exchange your quilt block description with another student.
Using his/her description, find the quilt block he/she chose. Suggest
how the other student could improve his/her quilt block description. Review
your own description. Discuss with the other student how you could improve
- Choose a quilt block to describe from one of these websites:
- Print a copy of your quilt block. In Part B another student will try
to recognize your quilt block using only your description, so try not
to let them see your choice.
- Describe your quilt block. Use math language. Make sure your description
is clear and easy to follow.
- Exchange your description with another student. Searching through
all the quilt blocks on all 3 websites would be too much work, so tell
him/her at what site you found your pattern block. If there were a lot
of choices, tell them what page it was on.
- Using another student's description, find the matching quilt block.
- Find out if you found the correct quilt. Offer suggestions that will
help the student make her/his description clearer and easier to follow.
- Find out if the student found your quilt block. Was your description
easy to follow? How could you improve your description?
- Make improvements to your description.
sheet of paper for printing quilt
sheet of paper for writing description
you show the right amount of detail? (Part A)
you use math language?
you read the quilt block description carefully? (Part B)
your description clear and easy to follow? (Part C)