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Freedom Quilts: Mathematics on the Underground Railroad

Maureen Neumann 

February 2005, Volume 11, Issue 6, Page 316

Abstract:
Examine the geometric properties involved in making different quilt patterns and the cultural significance these quilts hold for Africans on southern plantations escaping to freedom. Lesson ideas with mathematical and multicultural connections are provided for classroom teachers.

Keywords:
Multicultural
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Grades 3-5
Angles
Communication
Constructions
Geometric Patterns
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Student Work
Symmetry