Featured Topic: Mathematical Quilts

A study of quilts offers the chance to investigate tessellating shapes and an opportunity to apply transformational geometry as students slide (translate), flip (reflect) and turn (rotate) quilt pieces to create a traditional quilt or to create a tessellating quilt.   Beyond the pure geometry, the use of color suggests different shapes within a shape and contributes to the beauty of the quilt design.

The activities in this series develop spatial sense in students through the use of quilt pieces.   Literature titles help students learn about the American tradition of quilting.   Links are provided to additional internet activities that address this topic.

The new Mathematical Quilt series includes: Quilt Square Challenge, Paper Block Quilts, Freedom Quilts, Math-Literature Connections: Quilts, and Quilt Links.

Visit the Mathematical Quilts Menu to start the tour.

Math Activities Themes

Three new collections have been added to this series, just in time for the cold weather. Each collection gathers all of the old Mathwire.com activities on that topic, then adds new games and activities for a one-stop resource on these three new themes:

Winter Math Activities 2007

The Mathwire Winter 2007 collection of math activities includes new games, problem solving, and coordinate graphing activities. Be sure to include some of these seasonal activities in your winter lesson plans.

The new Winter 2007 collection also includes links to the newest Math Activities Themes pages: Gingerbread Man Math, Penguin Math and Snowman Math. Each of these pages are a collection of current Mathwire.com activities but each theme contains new activities and pictures as well. You won't want to miss these collections!

Check out the Winter 2007 Math Activities.

100th Day of School Activities

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As you start to plan for the Hundredth Day of School, be sure to check out the Mathwire collections for this special day. The collections include activities, handouts, games, links, problem solving and literature connections.

Recent Additions to Mathwire.com

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About Mathwire.com

Mathwire.com is designed to provide activities and appropriate worksheets for teachers to use in their classrooms.   All activities and worksheets support the constructivist approach to learning mathematics and the NCTM Standards.

Activities:   The activities on this site were developed by Terry Kawas and the teachers in districts where she has worked as a math consultant and coach or with students she has taught in college math-methods courses.   The activities are classroom-tested by teachers and appropriate modifications have been made to reflect this field-testing.   These activities are posted online in an effort to share quality activities and routines within the mathematics community.

Terms of Use:   Teachers are welcome to download any of the activities for free use in their classrooms.   No activities may be copied for use on other websites or included in commercial products without permission in writing from Terry Kawas, webmaster.   Contact Terry Kawas