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What if the largest states of Australia had the biggest populations?

Saturday, 04 December 2010 | 2 Comments

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Liz Hemmings on  04 December 10  at  08:00 AM #
I like this activity simon, one that makes them think and also makes area a little more meaningful. Will try and do this before end of the year - even though I am not doing this topic it could be good as a one of interest lesson in the lab with year 7.
Nordin Zuber on  18 December 10  at  04:52 AM #
What would be great is if we had an easy tool to redraw the internal borders to preserve the positions of the states, but shrink or grow them so their areas are proportionate to their population size. I wonder what tool might do that ... perhaps put them on a grid somehow and have a way to count the squares?

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