## Reflection: Quizzes The Quilt Code: A Lesson in Triangles Through History - Section 5: Quick Assessment: Mastering the Standard

In this quick little quiz, I chose to add in a small short answer question, last minute. As I was roving the class, I decided that I wanted to know HOW they knew it was a right triangle and be able to explain that on this quick quiz. It was at first my intention to simply assess using a quilt block, whether or not they could pick out a right triangle. That would  master the standard exactly. But, because I am committed to always holding them accountable to their thinking, I added in the writing piece at that bottom. It produced interesting answers that you can see in their samples.

Assessing the standard quickly
Quizzes: Assessing the standard quickly

# The Quilt Code: A Lesson in Triangles Through History

Unit 5: Geometry
Lesson 3 of 3

## Big Idea: Students learn to identify right triangles as they study the quilt blocks that were allegedly part of the controversial American Quilt Code abolitionists used to guide slaves to freedom.

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Math, Social Studies, Civil War, Geometry, Symmetry, Language Arts, African American History, creativity, Art and Math, right triangle, Hands on Activity
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### Mary Ellen Kanthack

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