Masks and fractions

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Esther from PS 48 in Staten Island shared these images of projects she made from previous trips to the warehouse. Over the winter, Esther picked up trim and craft items to make the masks, and during her last trip in early April, she picked up books and magazines to make the boxes. The boxes were not only used for an art project, but were used for a later project as well. Of the pieces, Esther told me:

Not only did it serve as an art project, but we realized that when we put 10 of these together, it formed a whole circle and could be used while teaching fractions.

It is this cross-pollination of disciplines that drives our own Education Center classes, and is why MFTA is a great resource for all types of teachers. I’m impressed with how different these masks are from Millenium Art Academy’s masks. Similar project ideas can create such varied results based on what is currently in stock at the warehouse, which is definitely part of the fun. 

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