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Gerrymandering: Applied Political Geometry

Presented by: COD Mathematics

Examine the mathematics behind gerrymandering in this series of videos which has something for all ages! After a short historical video and demonstration, two activities will be presented. The first is an activity focused on counting and is most suitable for elementary age students and older. The second is a more in-depth discussion of mathematical approaches to addressing the social issue of gerrymandering. Simulation modeling research at the University of Illinois will be highlighted. This activity will be most suitable to middle and high school students and adults interested in math and/or computer coding. When you are finished, print your own certificate of completion!

Materials List

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