Using multiplication as comparison, students will become mathematical designers as they complete this engaging center activity!
Students will design a quilt made up of 200 pieces of colored “fabric” shaped like right triangles. Students are given a series of clues which must be interpreted as multiplicative comparison equations in order to determine how many triangles of each color their quilt must include. After they have written the equations and solved the clues, they can design their quilt however they want using the correct number of each colored triangle.
As an extension, you could even use the included blank quilts as a “draft” version and then allow students to create life-sized quilts based on their designs with colored construction paper!
•Student project page (in color and black and white)
•2 Example quilts (the possibilities are endless!)
•Teacher Answer Key
Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.
Although this center meets the above Common Core standard, this is NOT a Common Core specific skill! There is NO reference to the Common Core or the standard number on student pages, so this center is a great addition to any classroom!
THIS ITEM IS PART OF THE FOLLOWING BUNDLES:
4th Grade Math Test Prep Centers: ALL Standards Bundle
Operations and Algebraic Thinking Bundle: 4th Grade Math Test Prep Centers
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