Archive for December, 2011

Indicators: Formative Assessment #1 for Macroeconomics


13 Dec

Period 2 on Wednesday the 14th of December

1. Finishing watching Video #1: Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen.
Start the video at 11:30 and finishing watching. Pause it and rewind when you need to you. One of you will have to volunteer your computer to project.

2. Divide the class into three groups: LEDC, NIC, and MEDC. Within the group find three countries that you think are examples of your group. Explain the indicators that you used to determine this. Indicators can be any statistic. You can use Gapminder, the program mentioned in the video, Nationmaster, CIA factbook, Wolfram Alpha, or another location. You will then present your information. I am looking at, but will not be formally assessing two things: your use of terminology (Criterion A) and your analysis skills (C) – can you connect your statistic to the relevant group, LEDC, NIC and MEDC. The presentation itself will be informal. I do expect some visuals to help people understand your information.

3. I would like to present these during the second 1/2 of the class on Thursday, December 15th.

I am home sick today, so please gmail chat or email if you have any questions.

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