Department of Mathematics Education
The “Trail of Tears” began with a series of treaties
signed by American Indians ceding their homelands to the United
The final removal treaty was signed in 1829. As the natives were moved from their homes,
many factors affected travel that resulted in many deaths. Use the provided information to calculate the
distance that each group traveled in miles, the decrease in population, percent
of survival in the tribe population, and percent of death in the tribe
population and record in a chart. Use
the chart information to construct a double bar graph and a circle graph to
represent each tribe’s population.
This problem has many
aspects you can go into, decimals, proportions, percents, bar charts, double
bar charts, and circle graphs. It also
has many entry and exit points.
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