For the younger students--Grade 1st through 3rd---I next had them color their square with crayons.When they finished, I assembled the quarter circles into one big circle....
With grade 4th through 6th, I wanted to do something a bit more complicated. I handed out the quarter circles, and drew some patterns on the board. I told them I wanted them to draw similar patterns on their quarter circles, and showed them an example I had created. I first had the students draw their designs in pencil, then trace over the pencil with a black permanent marker.
then the students used colored pencils to color their designs
When we assembled the quarter circles into larger complete circles the results were quite wonderful! Again we discussed the word "collaboration" and how it felt to collaborate with fellow students. We also talked about how we all sometimes collaborated with people in other areas of our lives, and the advantages and disadvantages to collaborating.