Lesson 14 Wax Prints

    • Let’s analyze and make wax prints.

Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Textiles

What do you notice? What do you wonder?

Woman selling wax prints.

Activity 1 Create a Wax Print Pattern

Your teacher will give you some dot paper for drawing.

  1. Use the dot paper to design your own wax print pattern. Your pattern should:

    1. use a rhombus, rectangle, or square

    2. use a quadrilateral that is not a rhombus, rectangle, or square

    3. have each shape repeat at least 5 times

  2. Color the pattern in a way that highlights the shapes you chose or choices you made.

Activity 2 Info Gap: The Bundle


Your teacher will give you either a problem card or a data card. Do not show or read your card to your partner.

Information Gap routine directions for problem card student and data card student.

Pause here so your teacher can review your work. Ask your teacher for a new set of cards and repeat the activity, trading roles with your partner.

Practice Problem

Problem 1

  1. Where do you see rhombuses in the design?

  2. Where do you see rectangles in the design?

  3. Are there any triangles in the design?