Students will create frequency tables, dot plots, and box plots using census data to learn how each state’s number of members in the U.S. House of Representatives changed between 1940 and 2010. Students will also briefly examine a color-coded map to learn how apportionment changed in each state from 2000 to 2010.
A graphing calculator or other graphing technology (e.g. Microsoft Excel) is optional.
The following items are part of this activity. Items, their data sources, and any relevant instructions for viewing the source data online appear at the end of this teacher version.
Students will create and analyze frequency tables, box plots, and dot plots.
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