One of my favorite things to do each month is to make a construction paper geometric math quilt!
Students learn shape names, how the different shapes fit within each other, How rotating a shape or changing it's size can create a different geometric design.
The quilt is a way for them to read color words, follow a template to create something, as well as create 2-D shapes.
Students always begin with a 3 inch square but each month they must learn new ways to fold and cut a square into new shapes and sizes. Your students will learn how to turn a 3 inch square into all the different shapes and sizes they need to make their pattern.
It begins with a simple half fold and progresses from there. This packet contains a quilt patch pattern for each month of the school year as well as the colors, sizes, and instructions to make a monthly geometric quilt. Every student makes a decorative and a geometric quilt patch each month. For display I cut down our large quilt to keep up through the year.
Every staff member that enters the room comments on how much they love the quilts! These quilts really warm up your classroom or hallway too!