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Quilt Squares

Title: Quilt Squares

Subject/Grade Level/ Date(s): Math/6th Grade
Time Requirements: 3 separate days of instruction 40-48 minutes a day.
Materials List: shapes cut out of quilt square PDF, quilt square grids, glue sticks, lined paper,
whiteboards, dry erase markers.

Type of Lesson: Group work, hands-on application of mathematical reasoning.

Connection to Standards:
6.RP.A.1: Students will use ratio language to describe the relationship of two quantities.
6.RP.A.3.c: Students will find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100.
6.RP.A.3.d: Students will use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units, manipulate and transform units
appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities.
Students will attend to precision.
Students will look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Instructional Objective: Given various scenarios, students will demonstrate ability to accurately use
ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world problems involving equivalent rations, percentages, and unit

Active Instructional Plan: How will you teach your lesson step by step? What will you expect the
students to be doing? What will you/the teacher be doing? Consider including each of the following within
your instructional plan:

Anticipatory Set: Start by showing students some examples of past quilt squares. Have students
draw out what kind of quilt square they would like to design on their whiteboards.
Group Work: Based upon the drawings of quilt square designs on their individual whiteboards,
group of 3-4 students will come up with a team design they would like to use. They can then grab
the colored shapes they would like to use and begin gluing the shapes to their grid. Groups who
finish this part quickly can begin answering questions on their whiteboards such as Why do you
think we did this assignment? or How does this relate to what weve been learning this quarter so
Students will be given the prompt of What percentage of your quilt square is covered by ______?
The blank will be different for different periods since they were given a variety of colors. For the
example shown below, we asked the students what percentage of their quilt square was covered in
white. Students will have to work together as a team to figure out how they will solve the problem.
Closure: Students will write up their explanations as to how they solved the problem on their
whiteboards, and then collaborate as a team to do a formal write-up on a piece of lined paper.

Assessment/Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on how well they are working together in a team,
how on task they are, and how well they explained their process. Students will also be evaluated on the
precision of their math. This final project for the quarter will be out of a possible 10 points and will be scored
as an In-Class Assignment, which is weighted as 35% of their overall grade. Teams with the most precise,

organized, and articulate explanations will have their quilt squares hung up on the hallway bulletin board.