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Instructor Overview

Students interpret multiple categories of data about a hypothetical village population that represents the global population. They determine whether percent statements about the data are true or false.

Key Concepts

Data presented in multiple formats can be investigated using percent statements that facilitate comparisons between different parts of a whole. In using percents to interpret data, it is essential to be clear about what the part is and what the whole is. The whole in this lesson is a representative sample of the global population, which is used as a model for investigating variation across the population.

Goals and Learning Objectives

  • Interpret data presented in different formats in terms of percents.
  • Identify percent statements as true or false, if possible, and explain the decision.
  • Modify false percents statements to make them true.