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Continent Africa Asia Europe Latin America & Caribbean US & Canada Oceania/Australia Total Population (in millions) 1,033 4,167 733 589 352 36 6,910 100% Percent of Population Wealth (GNI in billions of dollars) 2,092.30 21,504.50 14,244.40 4,299.90 12,776.50 737.2 55,654.80 100.00% Percent
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Continent Africa Asia Europe Latin America & Caribbean US & Canada Oceania/Australia Total
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Population Data based on UN Statistics Division 2010 http://www.geohive.com/earth/pop_continent.aspx Wealth Data based on World Fact Book 2005 http://www.geohive.com/charts/ec_gdp4.aspx
Use the data about World Wealth to answer the following questions 1. Which continent has the most wealth per person, on average? How much (in dollars)? Which continent has the least wealth per person, on average? How much (in dollars)?
You can use either cookies or money to answer the following questions. Cookies are probably easier. Please carry out the answers to one decimal place. 2. How do the numbers for Africa compare to the numbers for the US & Canada? Use pictures and/or words to describe what this comparison means.
3. What are some possible reasons for the unequal wealth distribution? Do you think it was always like that? Why or why not?
4. What did you think/know about this situation before this and what did you learn from this activity? How did you use mathematics to understand the situation (be specific!)?
5. After doing the activity, what are your questions and what more do you want/need to know?