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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 course of the unit, ideas build around both the understanding of the incarceration crisis and the mathematical ideas around proportional reasoning and interpreting graphs.

That’s why I decided to create the first “Special Collections” page. It provides context for the work, including the unit plan, and also serves as an access point for all of the graphs from Connie’s unit. (You may also want to check out the ‘tags’ function in the right sidebar, which allows you to browse through connected graphs that aren’t within a special collection like this.)

Thank you again to Connie for her work! Check out Special Collections: Incarceration in the US to learn more.

-Jenna (@jennalaib)


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