CCSS: 6.EE.A.2.C, 7.EE.B.3, MP1, MP6

TEKS: 6.3D, 6.7D, 7.3A, 7.3B

By the Numbers: Return to Wakanda

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The country of Wakanda returns to the big screen on November 11. This fictional African nation is home to the superhero the Black Panther. It’s also a technologically advanced country where cutting-edge science is used to protect and improve the lives of its people.

Wakanda is an example of Afrofuturism, or a depiction of a possible future based on Black cultures and experiences. Ryan Coogler, the director of Black Panther and Wakanda Forever, was inspired by the African kingdom of Lesotho when designing Wakanda.

Read on to learn more about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the kingdom of Wakanda. Then plug in the numbers to solve the equation below and reveal a final fact.


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Age of Shuri, princess of Wakanda, in Black Panther. Shuri is a genius inventor who created these gauntlets that shoot energy blasts.


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Number of issues in the first run of the Ironheart comic. The hero makes her movie debut in Wakanda Forever!


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Total number of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. This includes Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.


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International box office revenue of 2018’s Black Panther. It was the first Marvel movie with a Black superhero as its main character.

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