Reflection: Real World Applications 100 Students Project: What If The World Were 100 People? - Section 4: Class Discussion


Although students are just analyzing statistics in this introduction lesson, it served as a great hook for the 100 Students Project.  Students generated a number of interesting questions, comments, and connections.  They were very interested in learning the worldwide statistics in the context of 100 people in the world.  One of the statistics that was most surprising to the students was the fact that if you have a roof over your head, a bed to sleep in, a refrigerator, and a closet you are wealthier than 75% of the world’s population.   My students were shocked to know that these things that seem basic to them were so rare worldwide.  

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  Real World Applications: Students Engaged by 100 People Video
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100 Students Project: What If The World Were 100 People?

Unit 9: Statistics
Lesson 1 of 22

Objective: I will be able to: • Define statistics and explain the 4 stages of doing statistics. • Share at least 3 statistics from the “Miniature Earth” video. • Brainstorm the steps and methods of the project.

Big Idea: What if the world were made up of only 100 people? Students learn about statistics and the process of doing statistics as an introduction to the 100 Students Project they will conduct about themselves and their classmates.

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Math, 6th grade, Master Teacher Projec
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