Quilting with Fractions and Symmetry

Grade 3

Linda Pfisterer,

Students learn about the extensive and interesting history of quilt making. They then cut shapes from squares using equivalent fractions and design the center and border squares using vertical, horizontal and diagonal symmetry.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. identify symmetry and balance as they arrange squares, rectangles, and triangles into a nine square quilt block.
  2. cut squares into equal geometric shapes and identify equivalent fractions.
  3. design quilt borders using symmetry.
  4. draw a grid to accurately place the quilt pieces in symmetry.