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Goals: Students will design goals, performance objectives, activities, and rubrics based on the suggestions below.
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Suggested (beginner to intermediate) projects:
Meet with the mathematics instructor at your school. Ask to have a lesson in the mathematics of a geometric tessellation design.
Talk with the school or public librarian. Ask for books and videos that illustrate tessellations in architecture. Be prepared to explain what comprises a tessellation and how to identify one.
Using a digital camera, collect pictures of tessellations found in every day objects (egg cartons are an easy place to begin). Look for tessellations in nature as well.
Write a short story with an old quilt as the focal point. Show the reader where it was made, where it traveled, and how it might have been part of a family’s life.
older community person who quilted or whose relative quilted.
books and magazines from libraries and quilters. Using these resources
determine what makes an effective tessellation.
examples of tessellations in antique quilts. You may use magazines and
Read a copy
of the play, The Quilters.
graphic artist to meet with the class.
Go to "black diamond" category (most difficult).
Developed/Revised: April, 2000
Last update: 09.18.2005