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Interpreting Statements about Percentages and Mass Incarceration


Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching

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Resource Type:

Lesson Plans

Math Content:

Rates, Percentages, Bar Graphs, Data Analysis

Justice Issues:

Incarceration, Racial Disproportionality

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In March, 2017, the nonpartisan Prison Policy Initiative published a report called “Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie.” In this lesson, students explore incarceration rates by race and develop/examine statements about this issue using percentages.

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