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Grade 9-12

When Graphs Mislead Us – Analyzing GDP

Time: 90 mins,
Updated: January 10 2024,


Students will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between a country’s real gross domestic product per capita and its standard of living.
  • Manipulate the units, scales, and origin in a graph to support a given statement.
  • Analyze a graph to determine whether or not it is misleading.

In this personal finance lesson, students will understand how graphs can be misleading through real GDP.


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