Numbers and statistics can help us learn more about other people and places. Below is a data table comparing the United States to countries in Eastern Europe.

1. Analyze the data table below and work to answer the questions.
  • Which country has the worst concerns with poverty? How do you know?
  • Which countries have poor health care? How do you know?
  • Which countries have a high rate of gender inequality? How do you know?
  • How does the USA compare to countries in Eastern Europe?
2. Once you have completed the activity, answer the group reflection questions.
  • How do you approach analyzing a data table?
  • How do you support teachers and students analyze data tables to build their literacy and numeracy?

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Data Dialogue
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Why Should You Care?
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