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A Hawaiian kapa artist explains how she uses area and measurements as part of her art-making process in this video from the Center for Asian American Media. In the accompanying classroom activity, students watch the video and learn how the artist finds the area of cloth that she can create with one cup of tree bark fiber. Next, students find how many cups of tree bark fiber they would need for kapa cloth to cover various surfaces around the classroom. To get the most from this lesson, students should have experience using a constant of proportionality to find proportional relationships. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.
This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School collection.