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Teaching activity

Economics taster or intro activity - Data Trumps!

Jonny Clark

17th June 2022

For those teachers looking for a quick activity to support a taster (or intro) session on economics, here's an updated version of a tutor2u favourite. 'Data Trumps' uses the the traditonal Top Trumps game format to show the economic performance indicators for a group of countries. Students compete to win their opponents cards by using the performance data shown. All data is the most up-to-date available as of posting, taken from the databank of the World Bank.

The downloadable zip folder includes the cards (for printing and cutting up), a Powerpoint slideshow to introduce the concept and explain the activity and some teacher instructions.

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Jonny Clark

Jon Clark has been teaching economics and business studies for over 25 years primarily in the Further Education sector. Before joining tutor2u, he was a senior manager at South Cheshire College in Crewe.

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