Here is a great graph for using with your students to do a delicious data question.
Great graph here showing UK GDP growth between 2007 and 2011.
A great graphic here on growth rates in the UK, Germany, France and the EU as a whole.read more...»
Some good data here on projected growth rates for China, EU, UK and Germany.
Great for a data comparison style question, such as:
The Guardian have updated two of their very useful interactive guides.
Firstly, an interactive guide on oil prices since 1998.
Secondly, an interactive guide on unemploymet since 1984 which now includes statistics on youth unemployment.
Both of these interactive guides would make excellent data description tasks along with great revision discussion starters.
This is a fantastic piece of interactive data from the Guardian. You are able to compare the last 4 recessions, looking at GDP, house prices, unemployment, interest rates and inflation. Not only can you use it to tie together various different macroeconomic concepts but also it can be used to help students develop their data description techniques.
It is estimated that the cost of food will increase by 50% in the next few years. The reasons behind this increase are the exploding world population, rising cost of fuel and increased competition for water.
Here is a great set of data on the spiraling cost of food to use with your students.
This is a great graph for when you teach income tax. It shows the marginal rates of income tax.
Also this article is very useful.
Another great graphic for students to develop their data description skills.
News came this week which will strike fear into many a homeowner. According to Halifax UK house prices fell 3.6% in September. This drop was the biggest fall in month-on-month prices since the figures were first compiled in 1983. Demand and supply factors are at work here - an increased number of properties available for sale in recent months had pushed down prices. This has come at the same time as demand for homes had fallen owing to “renewed uncertainty” about the economy and jobs.read more...»
Data released today shows that house prices have fallen for the third month in a row. This has further fuelled the worries over a “double dip”. The average cost of a home for sale in England and Wales is now £229,767. New sellers have dropped their asking prices by 3.4% in the last three months. There are record levels of houses unsold.read more...»
Today the August figure for inflation was released. Standing at 3.1% the figure stayed the same from July, however it is still above the government target of 2%. This article is a great read to explain what is going up and what is going down.
The data below would be a great homework or class task, getting students to describe the changes in the CPI between 2008 and 2010….read more...»
One very important aspect of the GCSE (and the AS Level) is description of data. Over the coming months, Innes and I will be putting some useful information on the blog that you can use to help you with your exam technique. Alongside the data we will give you tips on how to get the best marks in these sorts of questions. Today’s data, the first in our “Delicious Data” series, is on the US economy.read more...»