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Activities (for students)
Activities for Students: Exploring the United Nations' Human Development Index

Kay Somers 

October 2007, Volume 101, Issue 3, Page 214

Abstract:
These activities use real data to guide students to an understanding of how the United Nation's Human Development Index (HDI) is defined and provides explorations of some of the mathematics behind the index. The computational details used for this index provide an opportunity to explore mathematical concepts and see the utility of mathematics. Assessment Standards for School Mathematics features various topics on the Assessment standard, ranging from alternative ways of assessing for teachers to the implications of cheating in the classroom.  Assessment Standards for School Mathematics is a regular department of Mathematics Teacher. Activity sheets are included.

Keywords:
Grade 7
Grade 8
Article
Data Analysis & Statistics
Grades 9-12
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Lesson Plans
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