Social Justice Contexts for Data-Based Projects in Algebra and Statistics


Leah McCoy

Resource Type:

Lesson Plans

Math Content:

Algebra, Statistics, Weighted Averages, Graphing, Data Analysis, Randomization, Correlation Coefficient, Slope, Regression, Lorenz Curve, Gini Coefficient

Justice Issues:

Poverty, Economic Exploitation, Poverty Line

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Students use algebra and statistics to explore poverty -- how do we define and measure poverty? who is poor in our country? what is the relationship with poverty and academic achievement? what can be done?