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Gerrymandering

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Merriam Webster defines gerrymandering as “the practice of dividing or arranging a territorial unit into election districts in a way that gives one political party an unfair advantage in elections.” This activity tries to make sense of that definition using a few examples.

Activity Handouts

Google Drive Folder

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Classroom Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

This lesson is available as a Desmos Activity.  Students can play through the activity using virtual manipulatives, answer submission, and drawing tools. Teachers can assign to students, view work, and control activity pace.

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Virtual Tools

JRMF Digital App

In this app from the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, you can work on 28 increasingly difficult Gerrymandering Puzzles, or you can use their sandbox to make your very own maps!
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