The New York Times just published a fascinating infographic titled How Different Groups Spend Their Day.
Here’s how they describe it:
“The American Time Use Survey asks thousands of American residents to recall every minute of a day. Here is how people over age 15 spent their time in 2008.”
It actually shows what people did every hour of everyday — sleeping, watching TV, eating, etc. And the numbers are divided by ethnicity, age, education-background and more.
I could easily see having my students first do a similar analysis of their days and then comparing it to this infographic.
Thanks for this great link. I’m teaching a grade nine math class next semester, and one of the first things we’ll be doing is talking about and creating graphs. The graph in the article is perfect. My student will find the topic engaging. That’s the first hurdle overcome.