You can find lots of data with very large numbers using Gapminder

Staying with world statistics, you could try Jonny Griffiths’ World-wide Statistics taskfrom his Making Statistics Vital. You could use the figures from his spreadsheet – write the numbers in Standard Form and explore some real world Statistics at the same time.

Thanks Colleeen for an (as always) inspiring post!
I also love this simulation page about the worlds CO2 Emmission which has other interesting population data, fantastic for Stanadard Form … and a nice cross-curricular link to Science: http://www.breathingearth.net/.
N4 from the Standard Unit Box is also a nice resource which gets groups of students discussing Standard Form.

Thank you Anja; you are right that is a good source of data; I also agree re N4 from the Standard Unit Resources – in fact I will update the post.
You have reminded me of some other sources – I’ll add those too!

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A nice post about Standard Form!

Thanks Colleeen for an (as always) inspiring post!

I also love this simulation page about the worlds CO2 Emmission which has other interesting population data, fantastic for Stanadard Form … and a nice cross-curricular link to Science: http://www.breathingearth.net/.

N4 from the Standard Unit Box is also a nice resource which gets groups of students discussing Standard Form.

Thank you Anja; you are right that is a good source of data; I also agree re N4 from the Standard Unit Resources – in fact I will update the post.

You have reminded me of some other sources – I’ll add those too!