Quilting a Math Problem (K-8)

Students design and create paper or cloth quilts to demonstrate mathematical concepts: addition, subtraction, multiplication, matrices, geometric figures, measurement, etc.

Quilt made by Stafford Springs’ First Graders: “My Community, My Country, My World”

If cloth quilts are made, students are instructed in hand-sewing techniques: threading a needle, knotting a thread, running stitch and back stitch.

This residency can be done at all grade levels. Quilt workshops can also be linked to almost any other part of the curriculum, including Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and Science.

 CT Standards:

  • Meets multiple standards at many grade levels.