Archive for May 29, 2012

Interdisciplinary…is it a goal, a state of education, an action?  As I contemplate my new history course and the awesome math teacher I will collaborate with (Mr. Dan Smith), I am working my mind to find ways to accentuate math throughout the ages and to show how data is an important historical tool that tells great and interesting tales. In this process, I want to share an example of what I am getting at and some data resources that one can utilize with students to inspire their search for truth through data.

The following is a video clip of an older piece from Hans Rosling:  200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes:  a great example of combing data and history…

The next items are links to data resources that may be useful (in no particular order)…

Stat Planet

KML Factbook


Many Eyes

Data First

2011 in 11 Graphs

The Joy of Stats Video 200 Countries, 200 Years in 4 minutes


Google Think Insights

Google Public Data Finder

2010 Census Data

Find The Best

Policy Map

Where Americans are Moving