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Re: geometry

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John Bibby, QED of York, York, England (qed)
Wed, 13 May 1998 15:09:12 +0000

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On 21 Apr 98 at 9:44, Karen Hurt wrote:

> At 08:10 PM 4/20/98 +0000, you wrote:
> >hello, I am looking for some practicle lessonplans incorporating
> >geometry and art. Does any one have a suggestion?
> Quilting! Learning to enlarge triangles while keeping the same
> proportions is a challenge. I've done glue-on quilting with
> wall-paper scraps, and sewn projects with 2nd - 7th graders. Both
> were successful and not as easy as it seems! There are lots of
> literature tie-ins such as the story the Rag Coat or Dolly Parton's
> Coat of Many Colors story and song.
> One quilt that I did with little kids was shape within a shape --
> starting with a 10 inch square, they had to figure out how to make
> and place another smaller square on top in a diamond shape. Then
> place a third smaller square in the center of the diamond to form to
> reveal four more triangles. Have kids measure and plan on paper,
> then cut fabric with pinking sheers. Instead of turning the edges,
> have them sew flat about 1/4 - 1/2 inch from the edge. The squares
> can then be arranged on a larger piece of fabric, and sewn to it
> with a machine. Raggedy, but easy for little ones -- and a neat
> texture on the wall.
> Karen Hurt
> Grafton Library
> Mary Baldwin College
> Staunton, Virginia 24401
> Voice: 540.887.7317
> FAX: 540.887.7297
> E-mail: khurt