Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Observing Student Connections
|Introduction | Cutting Squares | Problem Reflection #1 | Designing a Paper Quilt | Problem Reflection #2 | Classroom Practice | Observe a Classroom | Reflection Questions | Your Journal|
The students we just observed are now working with the rectangular-shaped halves to make quilt designs. They cut four squares in half and arranged the pieces to make patterns. As a class, they discussed patterns and worked together to complete one quilt square. Students are now working in small groups to design quilt squares. Below are some of their quilt patterns.
Teacher: We have here all of our quilt squares. They are beautiful. Let's think about how you put them together. Who can explain what you did?
Teacher: Does anyone have anything to add?
Teacher: Let's talk about the patterns you see. Can you describe the pattern for Group 1's quilt square?
Teacher: What about the pattern for Group 2?
Teacher: That's a good color pattern. Does anyone see another pattern?
Teacher: Explain what you mean by "long."
Teacher: Is there another quilt square with the same pattern?
The conversation around patterns continues. As the culminating activity, students put their pieces together to make their own class "paper quilt."
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