Exploring Rate In The Context of Population

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

  • Listen to your classmates and take notes on what you learned about population density.


As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • What does a high population density number indicate?
  • What does a low population density number indicate?
  • Can a country with a large area have a high population density? How?
  • Can a country with a small population have a high population density? How?
  • Will the country with the largest population size always have the greatest population density?
  • Why can’t you just compare areas (or populations) when determining crowdedness?
  • When you divide the area by the number of people, what unit should you use? Why?