What does math have to do with fashion? A lot!
Students can learn about those connections in the premiere episode of our new free Math@Work web series, created to help make connections between math and the careers that students aspire to.
In this first episode, called “Math@Work: Math Meets Fashion,” Project Runway host Tim Gunn takes three students on a tour of legendary designer Diane von Furstenberg's New York City studio to learn about the mathematical thinking and problem solving required in this career. Along the way, Tim puts their math skills to the test as they discover just how much math and fashion go hand-in-hand.
At Scholastic's mathematics website, where the series lives, teachers can download Common Core lesson plans that pair with the webisode.