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Amber Terrace Elementary engaging students and families

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DESOTO – Third-grade Gifted and Talented Eagle students at Amber Terrace Elementary have been involved in a math enrichment program called Math Makes Cents.

Math Makes Cents

is a comprehensive program that uses the principles and habits of fashion design and entrepreneurship to strengthen measurement and algebraic thinking skills.

Under the guidance of master leather craftsmen Arthur Porter of Dallas Designing Dreams, students measured a leather hide, calculated the perimeter and area, estimated how many backpacks could be made from one hide, determined the fractional part of supplies used for each backpack and finally constructed their own leather backpack.

The students who participated in Math Makes Cents had a great time applying mathematics to a real life, and took away a memento they will always remember. Special thanks to Math Coach Tamyra Walker and GT Teacher Elizabeth Flach for turning up the heat!

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