Learning and Teaching for Mathematical Literacy

Supporting materials – 6E

Map of Cholera Cases in London

Image by Snow & Cheffins (1854)

This vivid example of data visualisation was created by John Snow and Charles Cheffins in 1854. Snow successfully traced the source of a cholera outbreak to a water pump. Each black bar on the map represents a cholera case.

Figure 6.4.1 John Snow’s map of the 1854 London cholera outbreak

Click on the map to zoom in/out:

Diagram - Representing small risks

Map from Snow, J. (1854). On the Mode of Communication of Cholera. London: C.F. Cheffins, Lith. This is a digitally enhanced version from the UCLA Department of Epidemiology website. Public Domain.

Supporting material for the book Learning and Teaching for Mathematical Literacy by Hugh Burkhardt, Daniel Pead and Kaye Stacey (ISBN 9781032301174).

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