Star from Square

This Star from Square assessment also includes:

Quilting is not only beautiful and unique—it is a mathematical art. Show your classes how to design a quilting block while practicing area and circumference of circles. Scholars create a star from a square and then find the circumference and area. They make comparisons to the ratio of the area and the size of the original square.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils cut out different sizes of squares using the design shown; use the different sizes to make the area and circumference comparisons
  • Encourage learners to create their own designs using circles and squares; use these designs to calculate area and circumference
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires knowledge of area and circumference of circles
  • Uses a creative approach to practicing circle formulas
  • Questions require learners to explain their approach and solutions
  • None
Common Core