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Math Lesson: Charting Population Growth

My latest contribution to the New York Times Learning Network is a Math Lesson designed to get students thinking quantitatively about the increase in population growth around the world.


Using a recent revision on world population growth by the United Nations population bureau as a starting point, students choose a country to profile.  By using available population data, students create piece-wise linear graphs to model that countries population growth, and look for trends in order to make population projections.

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