Students will draw and color scaled drawings of traditional quilt block designs. They then find the appropriate fraction, decimal, and percent of the overall design for each color.
Before the Activity
See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
Print pages 63 - 66 from the attached PDF file for your class
During the Activity
Distribute the pages to the class.Draw a quilt design on a graph paper
Color the design using three colors
Find the total area of each color and determine the fraction of the overall area for each color
Write down the decimal and percent equivalents for the fraction
Follow the activity procedures:
After the Activity
Students complete the Student Activity pages.
Review student results
As a class, view charts and discuss the similarities and differences between the different solutions
Re-teach concepts as necessary