Lego mini figures were created in 1978. By 2019 there will be more LEGO mini figures than humans in our world. That’s more than 8 billion plastic figures. Amazing.
How can world populations inspire your students? Do you regularly look at world population counters? You can easily set up one on your class computer and challenge your students to suggest maths facts, problems and related or inspired thoughts daily.
For example, Worldometers gives access to a wide range of population statistics for daily analysis.