ARRAY FIELD STUDY LESSON
Gerrymandering in 2023?

ARRAY FIELD STUDY LESSON
Gerrymandering in 2023?

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FIELD STUDY

Gerrymandering in 2023?

This ARRAY 101 Field Study Lesson explores the concept and application of gerrymandering.

Understanding Gerrymandering

Learners will first be introduced to the word portmanteau which once meant “a large suitcase or trunk with hinged compartments opening in two halves for easy access.”
The word’s meaning has evolved and now refers to a word that blends the sounds and combines the meanings of two other words. An understanding of this literary device is fundamental to their understanding of the main concept of the lesson, which is their understanding of gerrymandering (a portmanteau word).

After being introduced to the origins of gerrymandering and its history, learners will investigate how math can further define this concept visually using geometry. They will dive deeper by supporting their reasoning using fractions and percentages as evidence.

Participants will use mathematics to compare and contrast two different types of gerrymandering: packing a district and cracking a district.

Objectives

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Understanding Gerrymandering

Learners will first be introduced to the word portmanteau which once meant “a large suitcase or trunk with hinged compartments opening in two halves for easy access.”

The word’s meaning has evolved and now refers to a word that blends the sounds and combines the meanings of two other words. An understanding of this literary device is fundamental to their understanding of the main concept of the lesson, which is their understanding of gerrymandering (a portmanteau word).

After being introduced to the origins of gerrymandering and its history, learners will investigate how math can further define this concept visually using geometry. They will dive deeper by supporting their reasoning using fractions and percentages as evidence.

Participants will use mathematics to compare and contrast two different types of gerrymandering: packing a district and cracking a district.

Objectives

SELMA Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Pathe Productions Limited.

SELMA © 2014 Pathe Productions Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Links used on ARRAY 101 sites are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Array Alliance of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Array Alliance bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

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