A lesson for 6th Grade math students at Yokohama International School, March 2013
Movies are for entertainment- the attract our attention, entertain, but really do nto say much that is important - e.g. http://youtu.be/ODePHkWSg-U
Can a science experiment be introduced in a way that attracts attention but also communicates its result? Using cinematic methods? http://youtu.be/9_LLj4_3ZRA
World Wide Economies and Food Consumption - what is the story?
Can we understand the relationship to average caloric consumption per country versus an economic measure?
Global State of Agriculture - infographic. Do the design elements match the data/math? Can we measure areas of circles (globes) and math to rate of world population? Ask questions!
Interactive Infographics - countries that have the highest and lowers caloric consumption versus the 20 highest and lower GDP per capita - does this show the math? (no)
Gapminder - manipulate up to sic variables and connect directly to the data http://www.gapminder.org
Gapminder Story Activity http://bit.ly/gapminder-story