Teach your students about the importance of statistics by using resources that engage students in math and history using real life data. Statistics in Schools offers activities that can serve as supplemental instruction and learning tools alongside the standard curriculum. These supplemental activities align with approved standards and are searchable by subject, grade level standards, topic, or keyword.
In this activity, students examine population density (persons per square mile) maps constructed using census data from the 1790 and 1800 Census in order to analyze its direct relationship to the distribution of power in the early years of the new nation.
In this activity, students use the results of the original 1790 Census to calculate the effect that three different scenarios – (1) total population (2) free only and (3) Three-Fifths Compromise – would have had on the allocation of regional power within the House of Representatives.