From TED who provide free and inspiring video talks comes a new education channel: Ted-Ed YouTube Channel. New videos will be added regularly, the introductory video explains TED’s aims for this education initiative.
It is possible to browse the videos by subject. There are a number of Mathematics videos currently available and the collection will grow.
My year 10s (UK age 14-15) were impressed with the above video, Hans Rosling’s ‘best stats you’ve ever seen’. We also answered the question he posed near the beginning of the video to see how we compared to the chimpanzees!
Students can try the Gapminder software themselves. A teachers’ page has numerous resources and guides on how to use Gapminder are also available.
It is possible to share a graph, try clicking on the image below to see this graph on Gapminder. You can easily generate different graphs by using the menus available on the axes.
Note the menu on the left of the graph which includes options to browse examples and download a pdf guide.