Area and Volume in Kapa Cloth Making

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Using an installment from the Math at the Core series, pupils learn about Kapa cloth, which is made from bark. The video shows how much cloth one cup of bark makes. Then classmates, working in pairs, determine the number of cups of bark needed to make enough cloth to cover different surfaces in the classroom.

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Instructional Ideas
  • As a class determine other sizes of cloth that can be made from one cup of bark
  • Conduct research to learn more about how people make Kapa cloth
Classroom Considerations
  • Each pair needs access to a measuring device
  • The video is downloadable
  • Provides timing suggestions for the different parts of the activity
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