The Gerrymander Project: Math in the World of Politics
Gerrymandering is the American political tradition of adjusting the voting district boundaries to favor one’s own party at the expense of one’s opponents.
In this 18-page printable (pdf) lesson, students work with a simplified city map to explore how geometry and statistics influence the fight for political power.
Available with 8 1/2 by 11 (letter size) or A4 pages.
For ages 12 and up.