7 billion – 7 000 000 000 – how to help students understand this number

The world’s population has reached 7 000 000 000.  How can we help students understand the number, the amount, and the implications?

NPR has posted this video to illustrate the world’s population development:

There are also great resources from National Geographicclick here to see.

Perhaps the best resource is BBC’s site where you can see where YOU fall in the order . . .

The World at Seven Billion is an interactive resource from the BBC that you can use to determine approximately when you were born relative to the other seven billion people on Earth. To find out what your number is, just enter your birthday and press “go.” Your number is determined using the UN Population Fund’s data . . .

During Period II at SSB, we are focused ethics, equality, and empathy – this “mathematical” development in world population ignites a real discussion about theses values and the implications of what will certainly impact us all.


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