Proportionality in Graphs

As I was looking through the results of the 2016 Presidential election, I found the graph below. The colors aren’t as important to me as the design: the use of proportion to show the electoral college votes for each state helps to illustrate why candidates spend their time in some states as opposed to others.


Source: The Telegraph 9 November 2016

So, how would you use this with students? Share your ideas in the comments…

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