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Comparing the number of mass shootings in the US (by race) with the number of words used in coverage by the NYTimes

How does the number of mass shootings, broken down by race, compare with the average number of words the NYTimes used to cover the story?

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First #slowrevealgraph Special Collection: Incarceration in the United States

The US prison system is broken. The data around who is impacted, and why, is devastating. ...and our students deserve to know about it.  Educator Connie Rivera (con2ward at aol.com / @Rivera_Con) gifted us with a collection of slow reveal graphs linked to a unit called "Disproportionate Incarceration: Graphing, Proportional Reasoning, and Social Justice." Over the… Continue reading First #slowrevealgraph Special Collection: Incarceration in the United States

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“Why is the math teacher here for social studies?”

Excerpt from this blog post I slipped quietly into Room 304, trying not to distract the fourth graders, who were finishing up a writing assignment. I set up my laptop to project to the white board at the front of the room. The classroom teacher gave students a reminder that students had 1 minute left to… Continue reading “Why is the math teacher here for social studies?”