Mathalicious: Compromised

In this lesson, students use census data and fraction multiplication to explore the effects of the Three-Fifths Compromise on the balance of power between free and slave states in early America.

Illuminations: Spreadsheets and Census Data
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students organize the data collected about county populations into a spreadsheet and create a graph to help them better understand the data.

Siemens STEM Day: How Does Your City Grow?
Siemens STEM Day

Working in groups, students will select a city and then use U.S. government census data to develop an algebraic relationship between time and population size.