I first came across Gapminder in a video of Hans Rosling on TEDBlog.  In the video Mr. Rosling enthusiastically presents data to illustrate the myths associated with developing countries. 

I recently took a look at the Gapminder site and found it pretty interesting.  According to the about page, this is what Gapminder is,  “… a non-profit venture for development and provision of free software that visualise human development.”  I have never really been a “math person” and although I understand the need to work from solid data, I have never really found it very appealing… That being said, Gapminder is pretty cool.

Take a look at Gapminder World, the most recent of the Gapminder sites I have come across.  It is pretty fun… what applications for this can you see in the classroom? Any?

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