The Lowdown — U.S. Gun Homicides: Visualizing the Numbers

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Is gun violence a big issue in America? Pupils explore gun deaths by type, race, and age group in a Math at the Core: Ratios interactive. The class tries to determine whether America is a safe place to live and use bar graphs and pie charts to arrive at their answers.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare current data with that presented in the infographic
Classroom Considerations

  • The topic may not be appropriate for everyone
  • Requires a free PBS login to access the infographic
Pros

  • Allows pupils to save their responses online
  • Provides time allotments for each aspect of the task
Cons

  • None