Department of Mathematics Education

EMAT 6700, J. Wilson



Trail of Tears

J. Matt Tumlin



The “Trail of Tears” began with a series of treaties signed by American Indians ceding their homelands to the United States.  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.





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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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