The Lowdown — Gross Domestic Product: Unit Rates in the Real World

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Neighboring nations need not have similar GDPs. As part of the Math at the Core MS: Ratios series, scholars use an interactive to compare the GDPs of pairs of nations. They calculate the GDP per capita, and then consider possible causes for the disparity.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a social studies teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have experience with rates
  • Requires access to computers with an Internet connection
Pros

  • Color coding helps distinguish countries in the interactive
  • Provides questions to use in a conclusion session
Cons

  • No handouts for the activity