Percent Statements about Data

Explore the Global Village Using Percents

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Explore the Global Village Using Percents

Work with a partner.

  • Take turns choosing a card. Based on the data in the Global Village table, decide whether the statement on the card belongs in the “True,” “False,” or “Cannot Tell” column.
  • Explain to your partner how you made your decision. Your partner should either agree with your explanation or challenge it if they think your explanation is not clear, correct, or complete.
  • When you both agree, move the card into the appropriate column.
  • Take notes on your reasons for deciding whether the statement on the card is true, false, or if you cannot tell; include any relevant calculations.
  • After you have placed all the cards, look at the cards in the “False” column. For each card, discuss with your partner what percent would make that statement true.

For some cards, you may need to add or subtract data in the Global Village table before you can calculate the percent given on the card.