Measure Twice, Cut Once: Quilting Project Learning – 5th Grade Print & Digital



Measure Twice, Cut Once: Quilting Project Learning – 5th Grade

⭐ Measure Twice, Cut Once is a project based learning task that involves using Measurement and Geometry to solve problems related to quilt making. This resource contains a standards-based unit in both printable PDF and Google Slides versions – so it’s the perfect activity to increase engagement and interest for the classroom or distance learning. Students follow instructions on quilt making while measuring lengths, reading clues, counting and drawing lines, dividing into equal square units, and more. Additional “challenge activities” engage students and develop further understanding of the concepts and skills.


⭐ This project-based learning task that involves using the following CCSS math standards to solve problems related to quilt making.


  • 5.NBT.B.6 Find whole number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors. Illustrate and explain using equations, arrays, and/or area models.
  • 5.NF.A.2 Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole.
  • 5.NF.B.4 Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.
  • 5.NF.B.5 Interpret multiplication as scaling.
  • 5.MD.A.1 Convert among different sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system.
  • 5.MD.B.2 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit.
  • 5.G.B.3 Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category.

Key Features:

✏️ Printable & Digital Format – Printable PDF & Google Slides formats make this resource perfect for classroom instruction, distance learning, and everywhere in between. Digital and printable versions are consistent, so they can be used for combination classroom and virtual instruction situations.


✏️ Educational & Engaging – This resource will capture the imagination of your students while they practice key math skills. Students are hired as quilt makers to solve measurement and geometry problems related to quilt making.


✏️ Differentiation – Three challenge activities mean that you can challenge your high performing students while making the resource accessible to your on level and below level students.


What’s Included?

1. Teacher & Student Directions

2. “What Is Quilt Making?” Information Card

3. Developing Measurement Skills (twelfths, tenths, angles)

4. Classifying Shapes (sorting and drawing)

5. Shape Riddles (reading clues)

6. Symmetry (counting and drawing lines)

7. Finding Area (dividing into equal square units)

8. Measuring Fabric (ordering fractions on a number line, converting yards to inches/feet)

9. Creating Arrays (estimating/measuring equal square units)

10. Finding Perimeter and Area (word problems)

11. Getting Started (inches/feet/yards word problems)

12. Measuring and Cutting (estimating, measuring)

13. Cutting Triangles (dividing squares, word problems)

14. Making Patterns (arranging triangles to make squares)

15. Challenge 1: Data on a Bar Graph

16. Challenge 2: Creating a Line Plot

17. Evaluation & Rubric

18. Answer Key


Looking for more differentiation? Check out the 4th Grade version!


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