Sewing machines whirred as Mason Middle School students stitched together fabric pieces into colorful quilts.
The lesson here is two-fold: Students used fractions and proportions to design quilt squares and then sewed quilts to donate to a family in need.
“Sometimes the whole idea of ratio is not explored in middle grades beyond teaching cross-multiplication to solve a proportion. Yet a ratio is the key to so many more mathematical skills,” said Hawk.
“One of the most important concepts in pre-algebra is that of proportionality, and quilting gives you a simple yet unique way to look at this concept.”
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