Overview

Bring your maths lessons to life by exploring how inequality and poverty affect the lives of young people in different parts of the world, including the UK. Created in partnership with Young Lives and with the support of subject associations, More or Less Equal? has separate sessions in Geography, Maths and English which can be used in both a subject-specific and cross-curricular way.

Use real-life data to develop a range of mathematical skills in using fractions, decimals and percentages, in problem solving and in data handling. Interpret data presented in different ways and use statistics to create graphs and charts.

  • Develop understanding of number and ratio
  • Investigate the wealth of the world’s richest and poorest people
  • Measure and compare in-country income inequality
  • Explore what development means and the different ways of measuring it
  • Play Development Trumps and use scatter graphs to explore relationships between different development indicators
  • Use frequency distribution tables to calculate the mean, mode and median for young people’s time use
  • Interpret, describe and represent data in different ways
  • Convert between percentages and fractions
  • Use line graphs to explore how development indicators have changed over time

More or Less Equal? is based on data gathered in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam by Young Lives, an international research project exploring the effects of poverty on young people for 15 years.

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