Skip to content# Quilt While You’re Ahead

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Author(s): Matt Roscoe

Quilts are a familiar set of cultural artifacts for many people. Quilts also happen to be beautifully mathematical. “What sorts of symmetries can a quilt block possess?” Participants will design and examine quilt blocks, and develop a taxonomy of symmetry in order to compare the blocks according to the symmetries, both present and absent.

Topics covered: Geometry, Mathematical Modeling

Session styles: Problem Posing, Problem Sets

Associated Math Circles: MTC Network