This activity covers the mathematical concepts of percents and fractions. A group of ten students and ten chairs serve as a model for the distribution of wealth in the United States. I’ve used this twice in classes, and adult learners appreciated the relevance of the material. I found it worked best after group work on fractions and percents, because the students were less shy about participating when their whole group volunteered. I spent about 5 to 10 minutes on background material including basic definitions of wealth. As I implemented it, the activity took approximately 20 minutes.

Key words: Percents, fractions, economics, social justice

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