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Gapminder – Dollar Street

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy

See how people really live in Dollar Street

Numeracy Focus: Exploring chance and data

This resource orders by income a cross-section of the world’s inhabitants along Dollar Street.

Everyone lives somewhere on the street.

The poorest living to the left and the richest to the right.

Students view a snap shot of life for these families and compare on contrast it with their own lives and the lives of others on Dollar Street.

Stage: Level 3 to 8

This resource supports:

Proficiency

  • Understanding

HITS 

  • Multiple exposures

Cross-curricular

  • Intercultural capability
  • The Humanities: Geography

Audience

  • Teachers

Teaching and Learning Cycle:

  • Teach

Source:

Reflective Prompt

How might the use of ‘real-data’ enhance students engagement and understanding of data?

Reflective Prompt

How might the use of ‘real-data’ enhance students engagement and understanding of data?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to promote children and young people’s understanding?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to promote children and young people’s understanding?

Attention Global2 users: Department-funding for Global2 is being discontinued.

The Department of Education and Training will not be funding the use of Global2 past the end of the current contract on 31st of December 2020.

Please refer to FUSE for further details on the discontinuation of funding and transition options available for schools.