Crazy Quilt Game
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.
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 your description.
a quilt block to describe from one of these websites:
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.
your quilt block. Use math language. Make sure your description is clear
and easy to follow.
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.
another student's description, find the matching quilt block.
out if you found the correct quilt. Offer suggestions that will help
the student make her/his description clearer and easier to follow.
out if the student found your quilt block. Was your description easy
to follow? How could you improve your description?
improvements to your description.
Block Collection <
of paper for printing quilt block
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)