A Little Social Justice Education

In my Geometry class we are deviating from our normal Geometry studies to learn about statistical representations.  I chose to use real world data from the US Census Bureau to investigate the wage gap in America.  I had the students break up into pairs to compare/contrast the data distributions of the median income of Americans based on Race or Gender.  I’ve included a link to the assignment at the bottom of this post.  Hopefully, we will get to have some interesting conversations based on the students results.  I had them exclude Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. from their projects due to that they were large outliers in the data set.  This should be part of the conversation and was used in our pre-project discussion.


Wage Gap Project Description and Data