Using Triangle Parts to Create a Paper Quilt

Elaine Krajenke Ellison
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 411–414 Short Papers


The use of problem solving with geometric constructions can provide a rich source of fascinating and motivating problems for the classroom. The problems presented here form a novel way to investigate and encourage students to think creatively. With only three triangle parts given, the participants will find the triangle that fits the given information. Constructions can be placed in a variety of places in the geometry curriculum as they reinforce the theorems studied.