Mathematical African Akuaba Figures

Integrate African culture with concepts of mathematical ratios and proportions in the ceremonial Akuaba figures.

Grades Covered: 5 through 8
Subjects Covered: Math,Social Studies,Art

Curriculum topics:
  • Patterns & Relationships
  • Proportions & Ratios
  • The Golden Ratio
  • Symmetry
  • Geometric Shapes
  • African Culture
  • Artistic Exploration
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Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

  • Common Core Math: Ratios and proportional relationships, Geometry (

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