Using the Internet to create Proportion Problems

We used this image today to create our own proportion problems. Shown here is how much data is generated at each company after 1 minute. I took the screen shot from this site

Here was my example of a proportion problem: “If there are 48818 apps downloaded in a minute from Apple, how many in one day?”

My students then designed their own problems to solve……..we then wrote them on the board and everyone picked some to solve….here are a couple:

My kids were engaged and wanted to solve each others problems ……just to see how crazy the data was. We then voted on which piece of data was the most shocking! That gave us a purpose for the practice!!! The consensus was how many Netflix hours were watched each minute!!!!