In the Electioneering Project… students answer the questions “does my vote matter?” and “what is fair?” by analyzing how well their local congressional districts, and voting systems, represent the will of the people. Academic skills & content: students learned various methods of measuring compactness, applying visual and spatial reasoning, geometric ratios and areas, and optimization […]

The Mathiness of Truthiness

In the Mathiness of Truthiness, students study the ways that journalists use data to tell stories with varying degrees of integrity. Then, they collect their own original data, study it, and produce their own newspapers and magazines, being as true as possible to the stories they finds in their data.  Academic skills & content: Bivariate statistics, […]

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