State Apportionment

This State Apportionment activity & project also includes:

What's a fair way to decide how many US Representatives each state gets in Congress? Learn how people mathematically conduct state apportionment and explore different methods our Founding Fathers had in mind.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a teacher in the history department to create a cross-curricular project
Classroom Considerations

  • Although not listed as a required or suggested material, calculators may be useful
  • Assumes that pupils know how to calculate geometric mean
Pros

  • Links to websites are provided for further information
  • Historical ideas on state apportionment may be of interest to history buffs
Cons

  • None
Common Core