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    My DIL is a new math teacher and we were discussing how she could decorate her classroom. I made her a Sudoko quilt a few years ago but can anyone think of any other "math related" quilting patterns. I thought about triangles and geometric shapes. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    I cannot think of one at this time but I usually can google.com and find some patterns. Have you tried to google yet?

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    I did google and found tessalations. There are quite a few quilt patterns that include tessalations and I have at least one of them.

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    Maybe applique or embroider various math symbols on blocks and make a quilt with them?

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    Would you be interested in doing a quilt with all the different symbols? Pi, angles, algebra, etc. Just have them floating all over the top of the quilt.

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    Math quilts are a passion of mine. Some excellent resources are:
    The Club EQ Math Quilt challenge results
    http://www.electricquilt.com/Albums/06/0608/0608p1.asp
    Elainne Ellison's quilts are amazing http://www.mathematicalquilts.com/
    Two of the best tesellation sites are
    http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/
    and http://www.tessellations.org/
    And the best of all..design your own tessellation here
    http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/tess/tri.htm

    Be sure to include Fibonacci.

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    I made a quilt using the Fibonaci number system ie 1-2-3-5-8-13 etc and it looks great

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    I have always liked the cubes shown in the one block wonder books! I hope to do an entire quilt (or maybe a wall hanging) with those 3D blocks.

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    Ghostrider, thanks for these links! Those are great ideas!

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    These are the result of a weeklong unit on tessellations & symmetry I did w/3 - 7th gr. math classes a couple months ago.
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