Using Math in Fashion
For readers who may be more interested in fashion than in math, this book highlights how math is useful and necessary for designing clothes, purchasing materials, sewing, and altering clothes, and running a fashion business. The Try It Yourself feature offers word problems to reinforce the fashion world relevance of math, while intriguing sidebars provide fun facts, historical perspectives, and information about modern designers. Each word problem focuses on a grade five Common Core skill. Topics covered include geometry (calculating volume); fractions (using equivalent fractions to add and subtract); measurements; and operations with decimals up to the hundredths place.