Gapminder: Making Statistics Interesting

With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to debunk several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a nonprofit that brings vital global data to life.

Gapminder is  a brilliant tool for teachers to inspire students to look at statistical data and to see comparisons between places and trends over time. If you go to the Gapminder website at http://www.gapminder.org/ you or your students can make your own statistical shows. Good luck commenting on them as well as Hans Rosling, the eccentric genius creator of the technology.

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