A Workshop Using the Log Cabin Quilt For Teaching Math Concepts and Patterns

Cristina Padlan Packard
Proceedings of Bridges 2015: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2015)
Pages 567–570 Workshop Papers


Quilts made using the Log Cabin quilt block date back to American pioneer days. Many beautiful designs can be made by varying the assembly of the individual quilt blocks. This article and workshop will highlight how Log Cabin quilt designs can be used to teach symmetry from geometric transformations and how to investigate sequences and numeric patterns.