Show your students how what they learn in school (place value, addition, subtraction, etc.) applies to the real world!
I use this as a review for place value and computation, or as an extension for students who need more of a challenge. In addition, it is a great way to show students how what they learn in school applies to the real world (one of my favorite lessons to teach them!). My students really enjoyed investigating various populations and gathering data about different places around the country and world. I hope yours do, too!
The skills used are place value to the billions, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, research, analyzing data, and critical thinking. You can also add the use of a calculator to adjust it for your students.