This workshop took place virtually. If you have questions reach out to us at email@example.com or 785 473 0273 (call or text).
Professional development credit certificates and stipends were offered for this workshop.
The workshop will feature mathematical activities/explorations led by Dave Auckly, Kim Klinger-Logan, and Matthias Kawski.
Math and Gerrymandering:
There are surprising ways voting can be distorted. One way is by arranging voters into blocks. We’ll explore this in a way that could be shared with students at different levels.
Due to technical difficulties, there is no video for this one.
Jamboard (If you would like to edit/use the Jamboard, please make a copy of the board first and use the copy.):
Link to Gerrymandering Jamboard
other Gerrymandering resources:
Gerrymandering – D. Klein, S. Bowen
The Mathematics and Strategy Behind Gerrymandering – S. Wilson
Digital App – JRMF
Parable of the Polygons
Rig the Election… With Math! – 538
Other Redistricting resources from 538 (including state maps)
Other Redistricting resources from 538 (including state maps)-CO
Countering Gerrymandering – AMS Podcast
Take-away games supply a wide range of problems suitable for students at all levels. We will play and explore.
Jamboard links (If you would like to edit/use the Jamboard, please make a copy of the board first and use the copy.):
Here is the Xournal file used in this presentation:
Xournal is a free drawing program:
Xournal download page
What happens when a group of students turn light switches on and off in stings following different patterns?
Coded sample responses in EXCEL — first use the
template to color on/off as black/white or o/x….
The key code is in cell U4, just cop[y right (CNTRL R after selecting first row)
then one row at a time (CNTRL D after selecting several rows)
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