How can different representations of data tell different stories? 

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Instructions:

You will see two maps that represent the Latino population data in 2010 by state. The map on the left is a shaded area map and the other is a bubble map. 

1. Hover over the states to view the total number of people, the number of Latinos, and the percentage of Latinos in each state.

2. Use the maps to describe the concentration and distribution of Latinos in 2010. .

3. Is it easier for you to see numbers of people or percent of population on each map?

Which state has the largest concentration (largest percentage) of Latinos?

Which state has the largest number of Latinos?

How did you decide?



Skill : Compare Maps

Skill : Make Inferences

Skill : Choose an Appropriate Representation

Skill : Make Connections Between Multiple Representations

Why is New Mexico a relatively small circle on the map on the right, but a dark color on the map on the left? What does this mean?



Skill : Make Inferences

Use each map to tell write a description of the Latino population in 2010. 



Skill : Make Connections Between Texts

Skill : Make Inferences

Skill : Choose an Appropriate Representation

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