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Population predictions

Real-time population data is used to develop models and make predictions of world population growth.

Jonathan Powell

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Tags Linear, Exponential, Data

The aim of this activity is to enable pupils to develop a simple model of population growth and use it to make predictions. The website www.worldometers.info provides real-time data about population, births and deaths,  and a variety of other world information. Students can extract values from the website, record them in a TI-Nspire spreadsheet and plot graphs from which mathematical models of population can be developed.

How many more people will there be by the time of the next lesson?