Overview

Luson are story-telling drawings created by an African tribe. This lesson gives students the opportunity to investigate the creation of lusona. The goal for students is to learn the ways of drawing lusona. Content is designed for the early grades (K-3).

Activity

Online Student Activity

Outcomes

Technology

Process

Teachers lead this activity. Prepare the handouts and distribute them before the lesson.

Tasks

  1. Students identify the elements of lusona.
  2. Students discuss the questions presented.
  3. Students create their own lusona.

Assessment

Students may be assessed on their abilities to discuss the questions. They may display their lusona for the class.

Extension

For other cultural mathematics activities, try the Finger Counting, Regrouping, and Egyptian Numerals lessons.

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New Mexico Standards