The Lowdown — Exploring Changing Obesity Rates through Ratios and Graphs

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Math and medicine go hand-in-hand. After viewing several infographics on historical adult obesity rates, pupils consider how they have changed over time. They then use percentages to create a new graph and write a list of questions the data representation helps answer.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with a health teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have experience creating and interpreting data displays
  • Scholars must be able to work with ratios and percents
  • One portion of The Lowdown: Real-World Math playlist
Pros

  • Includes an optional extension activity
  • Provides a pacing guide to keep the lesson on track
Cons

  • None