This site provides a series of posters that present the same information and extra data in a graphical way.
Data like this can generate a lot of opportunities for Maths lessons.
- Investigation and Generation of different graphs to represent the data in different ways
- Conversion of data into raw numbers – what is 33% of 7 billion?
- Compare the data from different eras – what has increased/decreased? By how much? What is the % increase/decrease?
- How many more/less between different groupings within categories?
We need to work with data more and more. It surrounds us in today’s media. Getting children to understand it should be a major part of our Maths curriculum. Infographics like this one are a good start.