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    (2) Is there a math lesson that can be used to make connections to Latin America?


    While there are many lessons that can make connections between math and Latin American culture, one lesson from Scholastic provides a lesson intended for students pre-K to 2. It involves reading the books Look What Came From Mexico  and Colors of Mexico and making papel picado designs. (Mauer) This lesson can easily be adapted for older students studying shapes and symmetry and be paired with reading  “Magic Windows”  in which each two-page spread has a short story in English and Spanish on one page, and a full page color papel picado design on the other.  This book is a good resource for culture, bilingual reading, and examples of papel picado. Here is an example from the book:

    Magic Windows