The
First Quilt
When
Mr. Small finished piecing his first quilt in 1938, his work was featured
in newspapers and magazines. The quilt, which is 102 inches long by 84
inches wide, is made up of 36,141 pieces sewn together with 3,000 yards
of thread. Each piece is a tiny hexagon measuring 1/2 inch across. Mr.
Small spent 14 months sewing together the pieces. Enlargement

The
Second Quilt
Mr.
Small liked his first try at quilting, but decided to challenge himself
to make a second quilt in 1939. His second quilt was 116 inches by 87 inches
and contained 63,460 tiny hexagons. He made each hexagon only 3/8 inch
across.
When
a woman wrote for this pattern so she could copy it, Mr. Small decided
to make a third quilt. He wanted to be certain that no one could match
him! Enlargement

The
Final Quilt
His third
quilt, called "MOSAIC," measures 86 inches x 95 inches. There are 15.08
hexagons in each square inch of the quilt, and the hexagons are so small
that six of them fit under a dime! Mr. Small sewed for four hours a day,
six days a week, for over 4 years to finish the quilt. See if you can
guess how many pieces are in this quilt by using the math problem below.

How
Many Hexagons Are In Mr. Small's Third Quilt?
Use
this information:
 There
are 15.08 hexagons in each square inch of the quilt.
 The
quilt measures 95 inches long x 86 inches wide area = length x width
Here's
some help:
 Multiply
together the two measurements (length and width) of the quilt to get
its total area in inches.
 Multiply
the quilt's total area by the number of hexagons per square inch to
get the total number of hexagons in the quilt.
Enlargement
Solution





