Social Media stats and numeracy

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I got the link to the embedded tool below from @mdfcaw and I immediately thought this would be a great resource to use as a numeracy activity.

For example, you could get learners to compare the rate at which interactions happen on different platforms. There are very large numbers to deal with, which could be a nice way to stretch more able and talented learners, but you can also look at the money elements and convert from $ to £.

Take a look and see what else you can think of as potential learning activities in the classroom.


Click the animation to open the full version (via Penny Stocks Lab).

You can also change the view and look at the money made by these colossal companies in just few seconds. This is mind blowing and I can see other cool activities that could be generated, e.g. how many employees can one of these companies employ and at what annual rate to make x profit, estimating their costs, etc…


Click above to view the full version [h/t].

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