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Thread: Quilts designed by my 3rd graders

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    These were the quilts that were my Math lesson this week. We measured and cut and created the patterns. Finished products are measured again for area and perimeter.

    The baby quilt is for our Silent Auction to benefit our school. We are trying to get Smartboards in all classrooms. We have about a quarter of the school done.

    The second quilt is a Downey quilt. The kids had a great time measuring them and learning. I also read the book "The Patchwork Quilt" during reading time.

    For the Silent Auction and my first attempt at freehand
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    The back... and my second try at freehand
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    They look great!!! What fantastic way to learn math.
    I remember my DD#2 made a paper quilt in her math class in 4th or 5th grade. That was before I started quilting.

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    I also used quilting for my math kids. It is amazing how quickly these sp.needs kids learned to measure. They will always know what a 1/4 inch measurement looks like. Your group sure have shown their talents. GREAT JOB GANG!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retired teacher
    I also used quilting for my math kids. It is amazing how quickly these sp.needs kids learned to measure. They will always know what a 1/4 inch measurement looks like. Your group sure have shown their talents. GREAT JOB GANG!!!!!!!
    My kids are special needs as well. Thanks, we had a great time.

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    What an excellent teach tool :thumbup:

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    What an excellent teacher you are!!! I'm sure those children were so pleased with themselves and their parents so proud of them also. Now you have lots of new quilters!!!An excellent way to learn a subject!!!

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    Fantastic job to both you and the students. You all should be very proud of your accomplishments.

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    What a great innovative way to learn math. You are a great teacher. Beautiful quilts.

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    Lovely concept...you must have the most fun math class ever. Hope you get your interactive board soon - I believe they are really good. My step-son's girlfriend is a teacher and her class has one...very useful teaching aide.

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    Oh I forgot...I love the quilts...they are very bright and fresh.

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    What wonderful way to teach math. These students will not only remember math lessons, but they can create something useful. Your lessons and teaching methods will be long remembered by your students.
    You are a blessed gift to your students, and the school district.

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    Thanks Everyone!

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    Tell your up & coming quilt designers that they did great & you quilted them great, also. Beautiful work.

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    What a fantastic way to learn, these quilts are so pretty, I would have loved this method of learning, I hated maths at school and I mean really hated it, I always came bottom of the class or second to bottom when my best friend came in at the bottom instead!

    Gal

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    A terrific math project with a very nice outcome- what good preparation for "real life" and a great way to keep the classroom real!

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    Our future quilters. Great project!

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    Lovely quilts. Congratulate your students and yourself. Besides everything else they learned, you also taught them the importance of giving with the Downey quilt. I hope my granddaughter's teachers are all like you.

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