Folding Sculptures: A Focus on Surface Area and Scale Drawings

Middle School Math

Proportional Relationships and Slope

In the “Finding Math in Cake Artistry” video, Amanda Shafer discusses how a disproportionate rise to run ratio would affect the design of her cakes.

She emphasizes the importance of having the cakes follow an appropriate ratio of rise to run. She says, “With a cake...especially a stacked or tiered cake, all of the cakes need to be the same height...and there is a constant difference in the sizes of the tiers.”




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