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).


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


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


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

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