The purpose of this lesson is for students to consider how geometric attributes, perimeter, and area are used to design and use wax print fabric.
In previous lessons, students learned how to identify different types of quadrilaterals and solve problems involving area and perimeter. In this lesson students put all of their learning together to analyze geometric attributes of wax prints, then design a wax print of their own with specific constraints about the shapes they need to use. Then, students use what they know about area and perimeter to solve problems that involve wax print fabric.
- Action and Expression
Activity 1: Create a Wax Print Pattern
- Apply geometric understanding to solve problems about wax prints.
- Let’s analyze and make wax prints.
Materials to Gather
Materials to Copy
- Info Gap: The Bundle
- Square Dot Paper Standard
- Each group of 2 students will need a copy of the 2 data and problem card sets. Keep set 1 separate from set 2.
|Activity 1||20 min|
|Activity 2||20 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
What do your students think it means to be good at math? How are you helping them change negative impressions they might have about their ability to reason mathematically?
- Can You Draw It? (1–5), Stage 4: Area and Perimeter (Addressing)
- Compare (1–5), Stage 4: Divide within 100 (Supporting)
- How Close? (1–5), Stage 5: Multiply to 100 (Supporting)
Print Formatted Materials
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