# Calculating Area of Composite Figures Using a Quilt Pattern

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GR. 6-8

Skill:

Calculate the areas of triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, circles, and composite figures in number and word problems.

# Calculating Area of Composite Figures Using a Quilt Pattern

Calculate areas by decomposing quilt pattern figures.

### Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

### Open-ended question 1

In general, how does a quilter figure out how much cloth of each color is needed to sew their quilt?

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### Open-ended question 2

If the quilter wanted to include different kinds of acute or obtuse triangles in their quilt, how would they find the areas of those pieces?

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### Open-ended question 3

If a quilter knows how much of each color fabric they need, how can they calculate the total amount of fabric they need to sew their quilt?

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