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The Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group

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Description: A belief that "gerrymandering of all kinds is a fundamental threat to our democracy" motivates this small Boston-based team of mathematicians to work on applications of geometry and computer science to U.S. redistricting. Goals of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG) include facilitating direct civic engagement by training scholars from a variety of quantitative backgrounds to serve as expert witnesses and consultants in redistricting cases; and educating the public, both through direct outreach and by helping college and high school teachers incorporate units on voting, gerrymandering, and civil rights into the mathematics curriculum. MGGG workshops typically conclude with specialized trainings and redistricting hackathons.

Levels: High School (9-12), College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Organizations
Math Topics: Geometry, Geography, Political Science
Math Ed Topics: Workshops/Inservice/Training, Public Understanding of Math

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