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For a class of at least 32-34 students we had to deiced what the rest of the world would be like if there were only 100 people. The sheet of paper that we had to give our estimations on included a lot of possibilities and diverse features of civilization. So each student wrote down their estimation of how the World of 100 would stack up. 



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World of 100 Analysis

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This is a bar chart including the answers to questions concerning males and secondary education in the world. According to this chart, my perception of how many males have access to a secondary education is pretty low, compared to the correct answer, however the class average is even lower. I believe that what these results show is a poor perception of education from my classmates and I, which could probably be attributed to us being from Philadelphia. Philadelphia has great colleges and universities, however, often times various neighborhoods lack access to quality schools.Since education isn't that great in Philly and even in America, I assumed that it was much worse in other countries, which may have influenced my answers and made them lower than the correct answers.
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This bar chart shows the results to the questions concerning females and secondary education. Again, as with males and secondary education, my answers were much lower than the correct ones. My reasoning from the previous question can also be applied here, yet what shocked me was how equal girls and boys were when it comes to receiving a secondary education. I thought that girls were less likely to receive a secondary education, because I know that in many underdeveloped countries girls are more likely to have children and stay home than boys. However, I guess that my perception was off because girls receive a secondary education at around the same rate as boys. It's interesting that in both questions, I thought that the percentage of girls and boys that didn't receive a secondary education was much higher than the actual rate.
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This is a bar chart with the answers to the question about world languages. What surprised me the most after seeing the correct answers was how many people speak other languages in relation to the most "prominent" languages in the world, and also how few people speak English. The reason behind my extremely off answers could be due to the American complex that I have, which basically has skewed my perception into thinking that because America is so important and big globally, then of course there should be a large percentage of people in the world speaking English. This complex definitely influences the way I and other Americans see the world, and  is probably why I was shocked to see that only 5 people out of 100 people would speak English.

1) Out of the three categories that I chose to focus on, none of my answers for them were accurate. This was a bit surprising because I've always thought of myself as fairly knowledgeable when it comes to the world's geography and demographics, however these results shown in the graph are evidence of how little I actually do know about the world's demographics. I think this might have been the case due to my lack of research on countries beyond the United States, Latin America and Africa.

2) The real answers that shocked me the most were the amount of people with access to clean drinking water and the percentage of people living in urban versus rural areas. I thought that only developed, wealthy nations had access to clean drinking water, yet surprising over 80% of the world does. This was a shock compared to all the images of poor countries with polluted water that I had been accustomed to. Also, I was surprised to see that roughly the same amount of people live in rural areas as in urban areas. I just assumed that more people lived in rural areas because in my mind, the entire world is made of rural places with few spots of cities, but I see now that this perception was off.

3)I think that the biggest reason behind my inaccurate predictions can be explained by the 'American complex'.
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World of 100 Analysis



I was shocked at the overall data for those living on less then 2USD because my answers and the overall class average are roughly close to each and the correct averages were at about 47. I found it interesting that my answers were considered the highest because I was expecting a majority of people to live on less then 2USD where in reality and according to the correct answers it is actually fairly lower then my average and the class average. I was expecting the correct answers to be fairly high like my average. The data set for those living on more then 2USD shocked me as well because considering the fact that there are only 100 people living in the world I would expect, not many living on 2USD. I was surprised when the correct answers showed to be higher then 50 people living on more then 2USD. The class average seemed fair to me because it was in between not to little and not to much. 



The literacy levels for the males who are able to read and write didn't shock me as much because I was right on task. I was roughly close and I had a good overall understanding although I wasn't as close to the correct answers. I didn't feel like anything could have been changed for my answers or the overall class average because of the different opinions people put into it. The males who are unable to read and write surprised me because I was expecting the correct answers to be similar to my results and to the class averages but the outcome turned out to be the exact opposite. The correct answers resulted in having a fairly low amount of males unable to read and write where I thought it would be significantly higher amount. The females who are able to read and write didn't surprise me considering the fact that the correct answers and my answers were similar to one another. Where the class average surprised me because it was lower then my average and the correct answers. The females who are unable to read and write surprised me as well because the correct answer and my answers showed similarities but I was confused by how off the class averages were.   


I was confused by my data because it my head it made sense to have a low amount of cell phone subscribers because previously I had assumed that there were very little, persons getting more then 2USD and therefore I assumed that the results I chose were relevant. The non cell phone subscribers caught me by surprise as well because my answers were fairly high and so was the class average but the correct answer were low. I believe that this happened because of my previous decision of the cell phone subscribers. I assumed the same thing for the internet users, the fact that I had chosen very little, persons getting more then 2USD and that if affected how many active and inactive internet users there are. I was surprised by high my answers were for the inactive users and how low they were for active internet users. The class average surprised me because the results from the class and the correct answers were fairly similar and at about the same place for one another. My results were the only ones off.

I would say the most accurate would probably be in the category of literacy involving the female gender. I think this was the case because in my head in the past many females were very intelligent and knew many things about learning how to write and read. I think that overall in this case that it made sense to me to have majority rules because there weren't many peoples to base it off of. The most inaccurate would probably be in the technology section involving cell phone users. I think this is because of the way I answered previous date involving the poverty rates.
The poverty levels shocked me the most because considering the fact that there are only 100 people I never thought to settle more then half of them on more then 2USD. I expected it to be fairly lower and I expected a majority of them to be living on less then 2USD.
I would say that I was on spot several times and way off at other times because throughout the results and the averages overall I realized that not everything I decided would match up and I knew I would be off. My results resulted in the way the did because of previous decisions I made on the previous topics at hand. I based my overall answers on other topic answers I have chosen.
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World of 100 Analysis

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This is a bar chart including the answers to questions concerning males and secondary education in the world. According to this chart, I my perception of how many males have access to a secondary education is pretty low, compared to the correct answer, however the class average is even lower. I believe that what these results show is a poor perception of education from my classmates and I, which could probably be attributed to us being from philadelphia. Philadelphia has great colleges and universities, however, often times various neighborhoods lack access to quality schools.Since education isn't that great in America, I assumed that it was much worst in other countries which lead my results to be low compared to the correct answers.
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Responsabilidades:  hacer la tarea, prestar atención, trabajar duro, estar preparada, y no hablar inglés.

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​Here are the venn diagram comparing the public high school in Philly and public high school on Spain.
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World of 100 Analysis

Religion world of 100
I think it's impressive as to how close the class is with every religion, except for buddhism, which somehow is off by about 10.
Languages(World of 100)
This is just about the opposite of religion, we are wrong on just about every single language. I think that should be put to the fact, that in America it really is a one language country (east coast at least), but in other countries there are many different languages from region to region.
Age of World
The class is wrong about everything, but I think it is mind-blowing that 65+ only makes up 8% of the population.
Analysis/Reflection
I am most accurate with religion, I don't know exactly what to attribute to it, but most of my answers were semi-guesstimates. I thought about all of my friends and how many people were the same religion and just hoped that I was right. I was most inaccurate with the language, I know that would be because I am not exposed to different languages regularly. At home, my parents speak english, with the occasional Ukrainian word here and there. In school, we speak english, although I did take a spanish class. It's just that in America we are very narrow minded about language, which if you never leave the U.S. makes sense, but in the middle east or most european countries, most people are bilingual (if not more languages.) 
The most-shocking, real answer has to be about the 8% of the population being older than 65, the average life span in America is about 75 years old, but in the rest of the world it is about 69 years old (researched after graphed.) I assumed that people just lived to about 80-85, pretty regularly. I was spot on in my guesstimates of how many speak chinese, that's because I took in to account they have two different languages, and they have more than a billion people, which is a huge percentage of the population.
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World of 100 Analysis - Sanchez

Electricity Usage:

Electricity #1Electricity #2
My prediction about what percent of people in the world have electricity in their homes is completely opposite the actual amount of people that have and don't have electricity worldwide. My classmates were more accurate than I was with this prediction, but were still not right in their numbers. It turns out that more people have electricity in their homes worldwide than do people that don't have electricity in their homes. 

Geography:


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My Prediction on the distribution of people in the continents of the world was also inaccurate. My predictions were pretty similar to what my classmates thought in most cases for this category. In reality, there are a lot more people in Asia than there are in all of the other continents. Africa has the second highest population of people, Europe the third highest, Latin America the fourth highest, and North America is the continent with the least amount of people in the world. 

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The Amount of people who speak other languages in the world is much higher than the amount of people that speak english, Chinese, or even Arabic. My numbers, once again, are the complete opposite of the actual data. 

Part 4: 

I was off on all of the categories that I graphed. Many times the numbers that I put down were completely opposite the actual data. I was very surprised to find out that more people in the world don't know English. A small 5 % of people in the world know English. More people in the world know Chinese, at 12%, than the percent of people who know English. I thought that because America is a pretty huge role model in world wide and because so many people of different countries come to America for work, that there would be a large amount of people who knew English around the world. Looking at the correct data, however, it makes sense that Chinese is spoken by a relatively big percent of the world population because of all of the business that cooks up in China. It also surprised me to find out that 78% of the world population have electricity in their homes. I guessed that about 30% of the same would have electricity at home because in my eyes, I have always seen countries like the United States, Europe, and some parts of Asia as rich, while other countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America were poor. I thought that there was only a small percent of people in the world in certain countries who could afford to have electricity in their homes, while the rest were too poor to afford it. I was wrong. I guess that the countries that were once underdeveloped and under-equipped have received help from more powerful allies and have been able to come up with the resources that they did not have before. Though I was off with my production of population distribution in world countries, I was not surprised to find that the largest percent of the world population lives in Asia. I am pretty sure this is because Asia is the largest continent covering the East side of the world. More countries are considered part of Asia than in any other continent. 

















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World Of 100 Analysis - Biello

We were given a worksheet that had multiple categories including, for example; gender, age, geography, religion, etc. But, we had to fill out each category with only 100 people in mind, dividing them up however we saw fit, hence the name "World of 100". 

POVERTY

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As you can see my answers were too high and too low for the class answer averages and the correct answer values. The thing I found most interesting about the graph however was the fact that less than 50 people were living on less than 2USD per day, I would've thought the number would be much higher. It is interesting also how the class's average was right in between the correct answers and my own. 

TECHNOLOGY (Cell-Phone Subscribers)

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My answers along with the class's answers were substantially incorrect by 20-30+ people, in both categories. I figured that a lot of the people around the world didn't have cell phones because there are a lot of 3rd world countries and some people in 2nd world countries might not even want phones, but my reasoning was incorrect. A vast number of people (when scaled down to 100 people) are cell phone subscribers across the world, interesting. 


TECHNOLOGY (Computers)

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My answers along with my classmates' answers were pretty close for non-computer owners. When I was picking the amount of people who didn't own a computer, I knew it'd be high because of the amount of inaccessibility people have to a luxury such as computers so I picked a high amount of people. But, according to the correct answer; that wasn't even high enough! My classmates, in my opinion, had the same reasoning and they were pretty close to the correct answers as well. 



Comparing My Answers to Correct Answers

Most of my answers weren't really close to the correct answers. This game is not as easy as it looks or sounds, it's actually pretty complicated. It really makes you think going from category trying to scale the entire world's population down to only 100 people. The categories that I was closest in my estimation to the correct answers were: gender, urban/rural, and computer owners. All of the other categories I was off pretty substantially. I think I was most accurate with gender because I thought you pretty much had to split it down 50/50 with a slight variation on one side. I had the same thought process with the urban/rural category. With the computer owners, I knew a lot of people in the world don't have access to computers so I knew the number of owners couldn't be anything huge, and I was correct! I was most inaccurate in the following categories: age and geography. I think I was wrong in age because I thought there would be a pretty much balanced amount of people in each age group with a little more in the 15-64+, which was the case. But, there were very little 65+, which I was severely incorrect in. For the geography category, I figured everybody would be really spread out so I made all of the groups 20 people. But, Asia took most of the people with 60, which blew my mind. That shows that a lot of the world's population is actually in the continent of Asia. One of the most shocking correct answers was definitely the Religion category. I was shocked to see that there were more Christians than Muslims, I thought it'd be the other way around. Another thing that I found pretty interesting and shocking was that Chinese (first language) was the highest amount of people. Looking at it now shows that China's population is massively huge as well as the language trickling down over the generations. This was a very interesting activity and a really good look at globalization. 





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World of 100 Analysis

Below are three charts that represent what the world would look like in several categories if the entire population were only 100 people. The blue bars are my answers, the red bars are the average of all my classmates answers, and the yellow bar is the actual statistic.


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Personally I was surprised by how off I was with this prediction, I suppose I'm a bit (maybe a lot) of a pessimist, but when I think of large third world countries, I imagine the vast majority of those people do not have clean water (perhaps partially in thanks to large campaign fundraisers to help put pumps into third world country villages) and that it is rarer than it actually is.
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I was pleasantly surprised by how accurate I was with this prediction of mine. I expected that the majority of the population would be in the largest age bracket (15-64), and that there would be more children than seniors because as people grow old and die, obviously those numbers will decrease; morbid to say the least.
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Again, I was surprised by how many have access to electricity, I had previously believed it was a rarer commodity than it actually is.


  1. Which categories were you most accurate? inaccurate? Explain why you think that was the case.
    -I was most accurate when it came to the general age breakdown of the population. I believe this is because I have a pretty good grasp of how longevity breaks down and various generation booms. I was very inaccurate when it comes to access to various utilities (clean water and electricity). I think this is because I have the idea that America is the land of extravagance and luxury, and so I associate somethings we take for granted (clean water and electricity) as being rarer than they really are.
  2. Which of the real/correct answers shocked you the most? Explain.
    -I was surprised at how many people have access to electricity. I can see clean drinking water being relatively common because there are many relatively simple methods of purifying water (boiling comes to mind), but I have a hard time understanding how accessible electricity is. I imagine that electricity takes a huge infrastructure to provide for a town, but maybe it's more efficient than I had previously thought.
  3. If you were way off course in your predictions, explain why it is that you feel that happened. If you were spot on, explain why you think that happened.
    I was way off course for my predictions on access to clean water and electricity and I imagine I've developed a bit of a pessimistic view of the outside world. Not necessarily the idea that the U.S is the greatest country or anything like that, but really that clean water and electricity are more difficult to obtain. Also, when I hear about how many people live on less than $2 USD a day, I have a hard time imagining them paying for electricity on top of basic living expenses (food, clothing etc).
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World of 100 Analysis

Languages in a world of 100:
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Technology in a world of 100:
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Country of Origin in a world of 100:
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Above are the charted/graphed results of my answers, the class averaged answers and the actual answers to the World of 100 survey we took on Wednesday morning in Globalization. My charts/graphs show the answers I chose, the averages of all of the class' answers, as well as the actual answers for the survey. The class averages and actual answers were actually, for the most part, pretty close in numbers. Mine, on the other hand, were way off when it came to them against the actual answers. 

I chose to focus on Language, Country of Origin, and Technology. The most accurate of my graphs I would have to say would be the Language portion of the survey. For all but a few of the answers, I was pretty close in range. I figured the most spoken language would have been English because a lot of countries in the world speak English as a language. I also thought that since a lot of countries speak English, that the majority of the people would be speaking English when they communicated with each other. That was just how I thought about it in my mind.
 
I would have to say that my most inaccurate graph would probably be the Country of Origin portion of the survey. I mean, I was pretty much just as inaccurate with the Technology, but since there were more options when it came to countries and only two for technology, I used the countries. I believe that I was inaccurate because I was thinking of the 100 people all living in North America in a civilization, rather than all over the world. I guessed that since most people who live in North America now were born here, that the majority of the 100 would be too. Sadly, I was wrong. It turns out that the majority of the people would be from Asia, which makes sense because countries in Asia, such as China and Japan, are overflowing with people. 

It was a HUGE shock for me when I realized that only 3/4 of the people would have cell phones and 1/4 wouldn't. I thought it would be more like 9/10 with cell phones and only 1/10 without. Since the majority of people now have cell phones, it really surprised me that the option for people with cell phones number wasn't higher. 

I think that I was way off on all of them because honestly, I didn't know. I wasn't sure about certain things like, if everyone was going be living in one country, if we were all spread out around the world, how much different would the world be from it is now, etc. It was kind of confusing. I wasn't spot on for any of them. It was kind of disappointing, but it was fun to learn some new and interesting facts from this assignment. 
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World of 100

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Age was easier to guess because it follows a bell curve.  My main issue was over estimating the amount of elderly people alive, I was surprised to see how few there are. 
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For the world geography I seriously misjudged the distribution.  I put too many people in both North America and Europe.  I believe I did that because those are the two continents that have the closest links to me.  An other issue I have is over judging the size of Europe, I always think it's a lot bigger than it actually is.  Asia includes two highly populated countries, China and India, and also Russia which isn't exactly densely populated but it's huge. 
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I was pretty far off with the world languages.  I seriously underestimated the number people who would speak other languages and overestimated the number of English speakers.  I think my issue was similar to the one with geography; the languages that were listed were the common languages that you hear about.  There are hundreds of other languages that weren't listed, and many other countries that speak them.  I started out with the languages I knew best and then divided the remainder of numbers among the left overs such as Hindustani, Bengali, Malay-Indonesian and, other.  That process didn't exactly work out for me.

1.  I wasn't very accurate in my guessing, the worst were drinking water, technology, computer and cell phone owners and, education.  I think I was the furthest off on those because those are the "causes".  Those are the issues that are always brought up, that people don't have drinking water or access to technology or education and because of that I guessed the numbers far lower than they actually are.  I can't say that I've ever been extremely involved in helping to stop any of those"causes" so I didn't have a whole lot of knowledge on the subjects.  Because of my lack of knowledge I over estimated the scale of the issues.  The numbers that I guessed the closest were age, electricity and, religion, and I think the only reason I got close on those was because the statistics are easier to guess from previous knowledge.  Age you can guess mathematically, electricity I guessed from previous knowledge and religion is easier to guess because it's an issue that's constantly being discussed.

 
2.  I was most surprised by technology, education and, literacy, I thought those would have been a lot lower than they actually were.  I was surprised by how many people have access to technology seven times as many people as I predicted are cell phone subscribers, two times as many people as I predicted would be active internet users and five times as many people out own or share a computer.  I really had no idea that many people had access to technology.  I was also surprised by the number of people that would be educated and literate.  I was also surprised by how little the difference was in education between men and women.
 
3.  I was generally pretty far off, I think it's because I don't have the best view of the rest of the world.  I'm afraid that I have the classic American belief that most people speak English, live in North America and have worse conditions than us.  I always thought that I had a better view of the world distribution but I guess that's not true.  I don't think that I'm alone in having off numbers base on ones own world.  People expect the rest of the world to be like where they live, that's just human nature. 

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Mi escuela, Science Leadership Academy, es muy diferente para otras escuelas publicas en Filadelfia. Tenemos que aplicar. Todo el mundo  es extraño, los profesores también! La vida en SLA es loca y divertida. Tenemos  mucho actividades. Tenemos el biblioteca y salón música. Hay quinientos estudiantes, es Pequeño para las otras escuelas. Esta en el centro de la cuidad. Me encanta SLA porque aprendemos mucho y tenemos que trabajar duro.

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Actividades en la clase: escribimos 

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Materiales: el cuaderno, una pluma o una lápiz , 

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Clase: ​Geometría

 La Profesora : La Señorita Thompson

Actividades en la clase: resolver los problemas, dibujar 

Responsabilidades: Hacer todos tarea, prestar atención, coger un buena nota en las pruebas y participar activamente

Materiales: La carpeta, unas hojas de papel, la computadora (a veces)

Opinión: Me fascina la clase de geometría porque aprendemos mucho.

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SLA es muy pequeño. Hay sólo quinientos estudiantes y vientecinco profesares. El café es mediano. SLA es muy interesante porque es muy diferente comparada con otros escalas. SLA tiene mocho clubs. Mi encantada SLA porque nosotros tenemos liberta. Sla ha un programa llamar EduCon. En EduCon gente de todo por acercarse observe our school.  



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World of 100 Analysis

The following blog post contains three constructed bar graphs. Of these are comparisons within the following categories: technology, age, and religion. Each graph takes information from an in class completed worksheet I did. Additionally, these numbers are combined with actual accurate global data, and the averages of my class peers worksheets. The requirement is that among each category, students predict how many people are members of a subcategory from a pool of one hundred. From this we have the World of 100. In the case of age, a division of how many people out of one-hundred are in either one of three age groups: 0-14, 15-64, and 65+. The rest of this post will be composed of my reflection on the difference between data sets. Additionally, each graph will receive a critique.
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- Technology in a world of 100: My predictions in comparison to the class average were all but one time closer to the the actual statistic. I noticed that my previous readings about the lifestyle of many impoverished people in places outside of the United States had informed me well about the widely available use of cell phones. With a prediction of 67 people having cell phones, I was off by 8 individuals. In actuality, even more people in a world of 100 are cell phone subscribers. In the other two subcategories, my numbers were not as close. Considering that the internet is reaching further than in previous years, I assumed a larger number of internet users. In particular, the one-laptop-per-student program that combats global education issues has grown extensively. On the train of this thought, I figured there were more people able to connect to the World Wide Web by either owning a reduced price computer, or sharing one. This correlates into my incorrect predictions of more people owning computers than in actuality. Although I assumed 60 people would be without a computer realistically it is is set at 78. In reflection, access to infrastructure like wires and other telecommunication materials would be a costly endeavor for many countries. Also, the cost of a laptop or its cultural worth may not be as prominent in the lives of others who live within different daily circumstances. Overall, it was pleasing to see a large comparison of technology that currently unites people across great distances and remotely near one another.
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- Age in a world of 100: Looking at the bar graph I developed using my predictions, the class average, and the actual statistics, I noticed a clear relationship to the common 'bell curve'. This appears in statistics to show averages, often seen in grades, it is most common in life expectancy in relationship to time. When I was completing the worksheet in class, I did not use this knowledge to better my predictions consciously. However, my statement of there being 65 people between the ages of 15-64 was only 1 away from the actual number of 66. This number makes sense probabilistically, considering that there would be at least one person for each age. Then if you assume that globally most people have a shorter life expectancy, the remaining slots in prediction can be divided with an emphasis in the youngest group of 0-14. However, I seemed to have an optimistic outlook on the longevity of a human life. With not much left to compare, it was expected by the class that there would be many people living in the 0-14 and 65+ groups. I think this was because of the increased practices within modern medicine, and population growth. However, I believe the population of the world is more heavily controlled by the middle group were people are in their middle days of life.
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- Religion in a world of 100: Among the graphs I have posted, my predictions in regards to religion, these numbers clearly represent an inaccurate interpretation of the different religions practiced around the world. When completing this part of the worksheet, I very bluntly assumed I would need to account for what I considered to be a major religion missing from the categories, Judaism. Perhaps, the real error in my predictions was assigning the majority of people to the "other religions" sub-category. In doing this, it felt like a wild card option. By this I mean, well of the other religions maybe a few are Christians, Jews, or Muslims. Looking back, I should have erased my distribution of 30 people belonging to other religions. However, I decided that I would not erase any initial thoughts I had during my worksheet completion. Thus, in hindsight I did not make an informed decision about the number of people belonging to a particular religion. Certainly, I would have assumed Christianity was the most widely held faith internationally. However, I assumed that the Middle-East/India/Asia would account for the majority of members in my population of 100. From this I made the decision to put my second largest division of people into the sub-category of "Hindu". Interestingly, this was the closest prediction I made among the many others. All of my other predictions were significantly bound to a margin of  incorrectness. In refection, I wish I had utilized the labeled religions more effectively, and been aware of the number of people that do not claim a religion.
End reflection: 

Looking through other answers I completed on my worksheet, I was most inaccurate in the Drinking Water category. A week of service in the DR (Dominican Republic) convinced me sternly of the impoverishment of water available around the water. 97% of Earth's water is salt water. This leaves only 3% freshwater. I then distributed 3% around the world; water which is drinkable. Accounting for water privatization, I assumed that only 30 people in a world of 100 would have water. The other 70 would have unsafe water. Well, this category calls for a lot of analysis and reflection. The question was not, "How many people do not have water?" Instead, the sheet asked of the 100 people, how many of them in fact had safe drinking water. Even with this clarification, I still would assume that the number would not be the correct 87 people living with access to safe water. The secret in this statistic is 'access'. There could be a group of people living in Zambia that have safe drinking water. However, consider that this safe drinking water is only accessible at a pump two hours away. Families of the world may have access to safe drinking water, but I hope for a future where 100 out of 100 have clean water, not just access. In conclusion, there are 13 people that use 'unimproved water'. Additionally, there are varying degrees of improved in relationship to disease.

Another category where I was surprisingly incorrect was the number of people living on less than 2USD per day.  I predicted that 86 people would be living on less than 2USD a day. The real number was 48. Some people in class talked about how the world really was not as bad as people view it to be. However, I feel there is a lose of emotional understanding to these numbers. A person could make 2.50USD a day. Maybe they will make 5USD a day. However, when you account for different elements, there is the factor of the labour involved in the job to obtain the wage; more interesting is the life expectancy contract with the number of years a person will work in their life. With my guess of only 14 people living on more than 2USD per day, I was missing 38 people. After this worksheet, I am interested in developing a keen-global lens to view in understanding our world - of billions.
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World of 100

In our globalization class, we did a study on how the world would be divided if there were only 100 people. We'd first would make and estimation on the how the world would be in different categories such as what would be the most popular religion, poverty, etc. Then we would take a look at what the class came together as a collective average. We would compare both these numbers to the real percentages of numbers. In my data, I have come to see that my numbers were much closer to the class average then to the real numbers. None of my estimations came close to the real numbers. I think this is the case because I was a little more bias in my estimates. For example with geography, I choose to use africa as the place where the most people are from. But in the other categories, my classmates and I were very close in our predictions. I think this was possibly the case because of the way we are living today and how we live our lives. We only have a single story of what the rest of the world is like compared to our own. The numbers that I really found stagering was the amount of people that would be from North America. My instincts would tell me that the source of life is from Africa, and that is what shifted my thoughts. My estimations weren't completely off, but they were definitely not close to what I expected them to be. The reason I think we chose the numbers we did was because of the way we live today and the different views we the world. 
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World of 100 Analysis



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Though the only correction I had was my choice of 0-14(28) being close to the right answer of 0-14(32), I had he right concept where 15-48 would be majority of the 100, 0-14 will be the 2nd rank, and 55+ is minority of the 100. I was not too shocked with the real/correct answers for the ages. Like I mentioned earlier, both my choice and the right answer had the same concept. Why I think this correct concept would be of the ages is because the ages between 15-48 are like the in betweens of the ages. Like you're growing towards your young adult hood and living your "mid-life" where as to the ages between 0-14 are just too young but there are a lot of kids and 55+older...not to sound cruel but going back to like the previous centuries not as much of us were able to have access to the proper medicine and just new diseases that we were exposed too. So around those centuries, it was common for majority of 55+ to die at a young old age. 



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The right answer for geography was too much of a shock for me. Asia with 60% of the population can be true but I would of thought that Africa would have more people than Asia. My answers were the total opposite of the right answers.


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Other language was one of my low choices but came to be the opposite of the right answer. I would expect that either chinese, english, or spanish would be the most spoken language but it came to be the few. 

 












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World of 100 Analysis

  Everybody perceived the word accordance with his or her reality. This is the probe to that analysis. The exercise consists in try to calculate the number of people that you believe is in each category based in 100.  Below we present three different bar graphs cooperating the world reality with what the average in the class believe is true, and what I thought was the real number.




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I choose these categories because I was sure that were the ones where I was closer, but the results give me some surprises.  Now with the real answers I think that the most accurate is the urban/rural chart even when we tend to add more in the urban areas, but that is normal because we life in a city and we believe the most of the people had the same situation. The same happen to me with the genders, I put more female than male, and in geography I add more people in the parts that I know. And the whole situation almost repeats in all categories, languages for example. 


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In the case of this graphs as you can see the differences between the class, the reality and my distribution is not enormous despite that we have a lot of different options, but still you can see some of them a little bit higher or under the real number, and once aging our perspective of the world depends in our reality, and the true is the US is a country where religion is free, so we really do not have a real sense of this. 



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In a very personal way I am alive to be wrong in this one, because means that more people that I think had access to drinking water, and that is amazing because we all are humans and we all have the same rights.  

Maria Hernandez 

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This graph here shows the age groups of the population of the world.  My prediction was that people from ages 0-14 were the largest part of the population, followed by 16-64, and then finally 65+.  My logic was that people tend to be breeding like rabbits nowadays, and also a lot of people end up dying (from a number of things) before reaching 65.  The actual statistics have the most people between 16-64, which actually makes significantly more sense.  Probably because 16 to 64 is a lot of time.  Those are a lot of years.  And because 16-64 is a significantly larger age group than 0-14, I think this statistic isn't entirely fair or useful.  It needs to be split up more.

And then I wondered why I didn't consider this when I first made my guesses.  I think I will blame sleep or lack thereof, that always works, right?  Right.
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These bars show literacy by gender.  I definitely underestimated people overall, here.  I figured a lot more people would be illiterate, especially females since the Middle East is kind of weird about that.  What I did not consider was that most of Asia is literate and most of the world is Asia, something I definitely should have considered here.  That's all there really is to say on the matter.  Surprising that literacy is so high, though.  I think that's a good step in the right direction.
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I like how both my guess and the class average are completely the opposite of what is actually represented.  I gave Asia too little credit here, assuming that there were a lot of people there with horribly low salaries.  What I considered was the large number of sweatshops, all of Mexico, and most of Africa.  Turns out the rest of the world does make more than $2 USD on average, which is pretty great I think.  Not that $2 USD is very much, but it's better than less than $2.
Thank you for reading this far.  I've a present for you.  It's called an analysis of these charts and graphs.  How exciting!

Despite what you've seen from these graphs, I'm not actually too far off on some of the things.  I was somewhat close with gender: I assumed 51% of the world is female and 49% is male - a statistic I am still completely convinced is factual regardless of what that website says - while the website reports it's more 50/50.  Ages are completely wrong, we can see that.  A very, very large portion of the world has access to clean drinking water, and this portion is far, far larger than I imagined.  My population distribution among countries and continents is not entirely correct, but it is fairly accurate on some points.  As we can see by the graphs, I completely botched the literacy.  I am surprised that the number of people living in cities and rural areas are around the same.  The thing I was closest with was that about 20 people would own/have access to a computer.

See, the funny thing here is my guesses are entirely incorrect, but that's okay since the class average is mostly off too.  I assumed the world is a lot worse than it actually is, and with good reason since most forms of media only focus on the bad (a fact which I believe I have lamented previously, perhaps in a blog post a year ago).  Once again, though, I'm very, very shocked that the state of the world is actually pretty okay as far as things such as technology/electricity/access to clean water/literacy is concerned.  Maybe things aren't so terrible on the science and general society front.

It's not that I'm shocked by a single statistic so much as the fact that, when the world isn't fighting itself and trying to murder everything, it's actually a pretty okay and civilized place to live in for the most part.  Of course, people are fighting and trying to murder everything, so it is, regrettably, not a pretty okay and civilized place to live in.
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World of 100 analysis

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For the category religion I think I was inaccurate for all of the types of religion. I went off what I knew, my environment and how I viewed the world I live in. I know more muslims than christians so I thought more people was muslim, christian came in second place, less people are Hindu, and more people have no particular faith or other. The correct answers were that there are more christians than muslims, there's more people in the Hindu religion, less  in the Buddhist and no particular faith/other were about the same. For the language category  I was very inaccurate except for the language Chinese. I put that more people spoke english, spanish and chinese because that is what I see on an everyday basis. I was way off for other, I think because I am close minded to the other languages that are spoken across the world. Im just so used to just the U.S, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia I be forgetting that there's other people in the world.  For the geography I was almost accurate with Latina America/Caribbean, accurate with Europe and inaccurate with the rest of the categories. I thought it would be more from north america, Latin America, Asia and less for Europe, Africa. When really there's more from Asia, Africa, I put more for Latin Am., North America and Asia because that is what I mostly see in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is very diverse but I feel like those 3 are the top ones. I was really surprise by all of the categories, I felt like I failed my world of 100 people, my predictions were way off.  I was way off with my predictions because once again I went by what I knew in my environment. I am used to seeing and hearing specific so I would think they would be more popular. 




















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     The categories that were most accurate were the ones for my ages. For the ages the correct answer for 0-14 yrs was 26 and I put 30. The ages 15-64 was the correct answer was 66 and I out 50 which isn't so close. And for the final 65 and older the correct one was 8 and I put 20. The other chart for the technology I was completely off. For example I put for the people who are subscribed to to cell phones would be 90 and the correct answer was 75. I put that because since where in the 21 century people would be already know to that and would have electronics. Also with that I was off by all the other categories.

     The people that will own computer shocked me the most. They had only 22 people would have computers when I put at least 80 people.

     I was off on the electronics because I thought that everyone would have some type of technology but then I remembered this was for 100 people in the world so not everyone is exposed to technology in the world. I didn't have a spot on one but I was really close to the different ages.
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World of 100 Analysis

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For most of the countries, my answers and the class averages aren't too terrible far away from the real answers. I knew North America wasn't too large of a part of the world, but I gave it too much credit. I also knew that Asia was a large part, but I didn't give it enough credit. At all. That's pretty much the first thing you see in my graph. 

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Here, I gave too much to the young and FAR too much credit to the old.


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I thought that the "unidentified" would be such a small number because really only the US really has no problem with people not identifying with a religion. Wrong. Also, I thought that there would be a lot of smaller religions spaced out throughout the world, therefore I gave "other" a large number. It seems I underestimated Islam and Christianity on that part. Dominated. 


Write an analysis of your answers as compared to the 'real' answers.

1. Which categories were you most accurate? inaccurate? Explain why you think that was the case.

I was most accurate on the gender category. I figured that the odds of a boy being born to a girl being born were pretty close to 50/50 just because of the genetics of it all. But, I remember someone telling me that there were more females in the world, so that is why I put 51% female and 49%. I was still pretty close to the real answer of 50% and 50%. It is kind of interesting to see where I was far from accurate such as with education. What I put was basically the opposite of the reality. I put 70% for both males and females for without secondary school education, and that number is true for those with secondary school education. I figured that a majority of each gender would have access to primary education, but I thought that number would decrease since a majority of the population needs to go and work and can't necessarily afford school. I see I was wrong here. I suppose it does make sense since a lot of countries do offer free education and the value of education has been rising as more and more people realize that the higher education one has, the higher paying job they will receive. 



2.Which of the real/correct answers shocked you the most? Explain.

To be honest, the poverty, drinking water, and technology categories surprised me the most. I was always raised to appreciate what I have because most of the world doesn't have access to what I would call luxuries like clean water and technology. In classes and on television, a lot of attention is paid towards those living in poverty. So, I always thought that well over half the world population lived in poverty and therefore did not have access to clean drinking water and technology. Well, I was wrong. Only 48% of the population is in poverty, and while yes the number of those who are rich is  such a small number probably compared to that, the middle class (working people) probably dominate the population. 



3. If you were way off course in your predictions, explain why it is that you feel that happened. If you were spot on, explain why you think that happened. - due by class on Friday - 2.10.2012

I suppose the only knowledge I have of the world comes from what my parents and teachers taught me and what television has shown me. But these views are often one-sided and do not portray the entire world as a whole. So, my own estimations at the numbers get messed up as a result. 






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World of 100 Analysis

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What's interesting about this graph is that everyone had the basic idea of the trend of worldwide ages. We all thought that there would be more people in the middle (ages 15-64). However, I'm surprised at the correct numbers, especially for 65 and up. I assumed that there would be less but I underestimated just how fewer there are. It makes sense when you think about longevity in places with less healthcare and more sickness.

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This graph is funny because it shows just how pessimistic our class and I am about our world. While our answers assume that no one has any clean drinking water and everyone is dying of unclean water, the results say the opposite. I'm glad that I was so wrong about this graph. 


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This is an example of when I was wrong, wrong, wrong. However, I'm happy that my average classmate got the correct answer. Looking at the correct answer, now, I realize that 50-50 for urban and rural makes more sense. There are a lot of cities in the world with a lot of people in them and a lot of country with less people in them. So a split down the middle is not surprising.



Overall, my answers were off. I think it was because I'm pessimistic about the world and what people deal with (i.e. the clean water graph). However, I was pretty close with gender and literacy by gender. This was just estimating and being logical about what I knew was true in the world. Obviously the world is half male and half female or else our population would diminish. As for the literacy, I knew that more men would have been educated than women and more people are educated than not. 

What surprised me most was the number of people living on less than 2 dollars a day and how the numbers break down in terms of geography. The fact that 48 out of 100 people live in poverty makes me rethink how I view the world; I only see what poverty in America looks like; If I see the other kind of poverty, I think it's rare and brush it off. Living in America has also clouded my knowledge of all the people living in Asia (60/100) and Africa (15/100). I think this is because of the American belief that we are the model Country and everything should revolve around us, we forget that we're smaller than most countries because we're so big-headed.
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World of 100 Analysis

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I was fairly close with most of my guesses, except for the last two.  I really overestimated the number of people who practice religions that are not Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism.  I also thought that only about 1% of the world is atheist.  I had no idea the number was so much higher, even more than Buddhists and almost as much as Hindus.  Christians are still the most common, which didn't surprise me.  What did surprise me was that Judaism isn't even on the chart.  I thought it was at least as common as Hinduism.



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I totally underestimated the number of people who live in cities.  I'd always assumed there were much more rural areas than urban areas, but I guess urban areas by definition are more populated, so that makes up for it.  The rest of the class seems to have gotten it right, though.

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I guess I underestimated how many kids there are under 14 and overestimated how many people there are over 65.  I was pretty close with 15-65, though.  It looks like most people thought the three numbers were much closer together, whereas I assumed they were much farther apart.
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Uyen Nguyen (WORLD OF 100 WS AND ANSWERS)

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Bar graph of Water sources in a world of 100:
The graph above represent the percents of people in the world that have access to safe/clean water vs. the number of people that does not have access to clean water from three different point of views. Base on the giving data from the chart, it shows that my estimate was way off from the actual world data. However, it was not far off as the class data. In this case my opinion was the total opposite of what it's being shown in the world for access to water. Because we are living here in the first world country, I thought that it was reasonable for everyone to have access to clean water. However, it's doesn't seem to be the same world wise since there are part of the world without the same access as the United State. Therefore, it would be reasonable for a number of people to have access to clean water but not all are. But by looking at this graph, most of the students are having the same opinion about this situation. Perhaps we all have the same thoughts about the situation. 
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Bar graph of poverty in a world of 100:

The following chart is a data of poverty and the numbers of people that are living in poverty based on three different point of views. In my opinion, there will be more poverty in the world vs. non. However, it was the total opposite on this one due to the fact that where I'm looking at is just at today's stage for the United State. But it's not really the case for other country around the world. Therefore, my opinion was off from what the world is based on. This graph shows that the actual statistic is the opposite of the people's opinion. 
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Bar graph of Technology in a world of 100:

For this graph, my estimate was about right compare to the number of the world out of 100 as well as the opinion of the class. It's far to say that almost or all of us have access to technology around the world today. It's apart of society in which at least more than half of the world can have access to these items. Therefore, it's reasonable to say that many of us do have access to the world' technology uses. 


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      Over all, I was off by a lot in certain categories and was only correct in a couple of categories. It seem like that as a system we assumed that everything around us work the same way. However, it's not the case for the world based on this game. Base on the game, it has proved that my mind is really narrowed to what is really going on around the world. From playing this game and to actually have to think about what I think the world look like as to compare it to the real solutions. It's really shocking to compare my knowledge to everything that is going on around. One of the guess that I thought would be accurate but instead it's the total opposite was Poverty. In my opinion I thought that 70% of the people around the world would be living under poverty and only about 30% of the people will actually living above poverty. However, only about 2% of the world is living under poverty as to the status right now. It's really shocking due to the fact that the United State is high on unemployment rate. But since the percent of people that are living above poverty is high, it's not the case in the world right now. Another categories that I guessed correct but still seem shocking to me was Gender. Since we are living in a norma society today where we have a mixture of both genders. It's approviate to say that we do have an even amount of both genders in the world. This fact is true but shocking because we are still hearing news about more male than female around the world. Over all, the game was pretty tricky but yet interesting because it's a challenge that we have to do to fun out the possibles in between. 
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Nashby's World of 100 Analysis!

Look at me! First to post from this class! OH YEAH!

Continents- I was pretty close when it came to the class averages, however for certain continents like North America and Asia, I was really off. I expected that out of 100 people more people would be from different continents, and that it would be more spread out and diverse but that's not the case. I know that more people would be from Asia, but not as significant as the correct answer portrays.Screen Shot 2012-02-09 at 10.24.14 AM

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I was most accurate when it came to languages because I figured that most of the people would speak chinese just because of the size of Asia. I also figured that a majority of the people would speak languages that were not listed. The world is a big place and there were only ten languages presented to me, so if the one hundred people were to be diverse, they would speak a variety of languages. I was most inaccurate when it came to religion, I think. Most likely because I figured a vast majority of the people would be Christian. I went in with a naive mindset and ignored the rest of the religions. I was most shocked with the continents. First being, that the least amount of people would be coming from North America. I'm not sure why, perhaps because North America isn't as large as the other continents listed. Canada and the US are the only two countries while the rest of the continents have several countries with thousands of cities! I was pretty on spot with a majority of my predictions because I went in with an open mind.
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