Sunday, January 31, 2010

Top States By Jobs Created/Saved as Reported by Recipients

State Jobs
1. California 110,185.36 12.2%
2. New York 40,620.04 8.9%
3. Washington 34,517.13 9.3%
4. Florida 29,320.78 11%
5. North Carolina 28,073.32 10.9%
6. Georgia 24,681.1 10.1%
7. Illinois 24,447.55 10.6%
8. New Jersey 24,108.81 9.8%
9. Michigan 22,513.86 15.3%
10. Texas 19,571.84 8.2% 

Make a graph to show the information above.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Alberta Taxes

What type of tax generates the most income for the government?

Does Tobacco Tax or Fuel Tax generate more income for the government?

Friday, January 29, 2010

Infant Mortality in Georgia


In 1994, which group had the highest infant mortality rate?

In 1994, which group had the lowest?

In 1996, how many babies born to black mothers died per 1,000?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Reasons People Use the Internet


What percentage of people use the Internet because they can use it from multiple locations?

Do more people use the Internet because it is convenient or because it is cheap?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Facebook Application Use


What is the most common use of facebook?

Do more people play with digital pets or send gifts on facebook?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How Workers Connect


What type of communication is most popular among workers?

What percentage of workers use Instant Messaging to communicate?

Make up your own question about this graph.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sweeteners vs Time

Since 1970, has our use of sweeteners gone up or down?

As the use of high fructose corn syrup has gone up, what has happened to the use of refined sugar?

How many pounds per year of sweetener did we consume in 1970? In 2005?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weather Fatalities

What type of weather causes the fewest fatalities?

What type of weather causes the most fatalities?

Which is more dangerous, hurricanes or lightning?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wind Speed and Height

Does wind power increase or decrease as the height of the wind turbine increases?

At 90 feet tall, what is the percentage increase in wind power?

Friday, January 22, 2010

U.S. Wind Resources


Name a few states that have large areas suitable for wind power.

If you live in the U.S., is there an area in your state that would be good?

Would you be able to generate more wind power on the coast of Alaska or inland?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Online Gambling

What was the revenue from online gambling in 2003?

In 2008?

By how much did the revenue increase from 2001 to 2010?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gambling by Country

In which of the countries shown do adults gamble the highest percent of their income? The lowest?

If someone in Ireland had a disposable income of $1000 per month and gambled at the average rate for Ireland, how much would they spend on gambling that month?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Distance Time Graph

This graph represents a hike taken by some students:

What was the distance traveled after 2 hours?

What happened from point P to point R?

Was the students' speed greater during the first part or the second part of the hike?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Safe Roads in Australia

This is the The National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) in Australia's plan to improve road safety:

How many lives can be saved each year by improved roads?

How many lives can be saved by new technology?

About how many times more lives will improved driver behavior save, compared to new technology?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Now It's Your Turn

Look at yesterday's Health vs Spending graph. Find a different way to represent some or all of the information on it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Health vs Spending

Which countries have the highest number of doctor visits per year?

Which 6 countries have the lowest amount of health care spending per person?

Which 6 countries have the highest amount of health care spending per person?

Do you think it is better to have a line that goes up to the right or down to the right?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Age Profile of Nurses in Australia

Which age group has the highest number of nurses?

Which age group has approximately 2000 nurses?

About how many more nurses does each age group have between age 20-24 and age 45-49?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sleep vs Age

Which age groups sleeps the most per day?

How many hours a day would you expect an 11-year-old to sleep?

As people get older, they need _________ sleep.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sleeping vs Working


In 1975, how many hours a day did an average Australian spend working? Sleeping?

In 2003, how many hours a day did an average Australian spend working? Sleeping?

In which year did the average Australian work and sleep the same amount?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Food Price

Which foods have increased most in price?

Which foods have increased in price about the same amount as inflation?

Have any foods gone down in price?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bear Attractants

What is most likely to attract bears?

Which is more likely to attract bears, Bird feeders or fruit trees?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

African Hungry Season


When does Malawi experience the peak of its hungry period?

Which country has the least severe hungry period?

Name a few fruits that are available during the bungry period.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Reading for Pleasure

Do more children read for pleasure or not read for pleasure on an average school day?

In a group of 50 children, about how many would read for pleasure on a school day?

Friday, January 8, 2010

Soft Drink Production

Approximately how many regular soft drinks were produced per person per year in 1947? in 1998? 2004?

About how many diet soft drinks were produced per person in 2004?

About how many soft drinks are Americans drinking per day on average?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Asthma Prevalence

Do more males or females have asthma?

Is asthma more common in children or adults?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Particles from Coughing and Sneezing

Does coughing, sneezing or talking produce the most particles?

What is the approximate size of the particles produced most frequently by coughing, sneezing or talking?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Whooping Cough

Before 2005, which other years had spikes in the number of cases of whooping cough?

Monday, January 4, 2010

G20 Debt


Which of the countries shown has the least debt? The most?

How much has the U.S. borrowed from the United Kingdom?

How much has the United Kingdom borrowed from the U.S.?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Relative Prices of Different Liquids


Which liquid costs the most per miiliter?

Which liquid costs approximately $0.07 per milliliter?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Singapore Budget Opinions

Do more Singaporeans agree or disagree that budget measures are sufficient to preserve jobs for them?

Which question had the most Singaporeans disagreeing with it?

Which question got the most neutral replies?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Nebraska Weather on New Years


When were the lowest New Years Day temperatures recorded?

When were the highest?

Approximately what was the high temperature 100 years ago?