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Author(s): David Klein, Spencer Bowen

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.

Session styles: Integrates Technology, Manipulatives, Multiple Representations, Problem Posing, Problem Sets

Mathematical practices: MP1 – Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them., MP2 – Reason abstractly and quantitatively., MP3 – Construct viable arguments and critique others’ reasoning., MP4 – Model with mathematics., MP5 – Use appropriate tools strategically., MP7 – Look for and make use of structure.

Associated Math Circles: JRMF, San Francisco Math Circle

Collections: Student Math Circle Starter Activities