The American flag, usually called the Stars and Stripes, has a very interesting history. In particular the tale of the birth of the flag, known then as the star spangled banner, is an inspirational story to all residents of the United States of America.


The workshop gives an introduction to the war of 1812 and the development of the Star-Spangled Banner. Using measurement and geometry, we discover the patterns in the flag and we investigate how the design has changed over past two hundred years as the number of states increased.


PRIMARY: number patterns, exercise in geometrical construction, understanding proportion and ratio.


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