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Scuderi's World of 100

Matthew Scuderi

2/9/12 D-Band

Globalization: World of 100 Blog Post

Age Groups of the World: 


Analyzing the numbers that I guessed, the class' average, and the actual numbers of the different age groups, I can see that my guesses are just about as good as the class' average. All of the bar graphs show that we all believe the age group 15-64 to be the largest, obviously because it is the largest range of ages. However, the class' average and the actual answers both disagree with my guess for the percent of seniors in the world (65+). Overall, my answer for the age group 0-14 is not far off from the actual answer, but for the other age groups, I did not guess closely to the actual answers. Looking at the class' averages and the actual answers, there appears to be a slightly similar display of the data. The class on average guessed a close number to the correct answers, creating a similar bar graph for both. What stood out to me a lot when looking at the actual numbers and comparing them to my guesses is that there are a lot fewer senior people (very small percentage) living in the world than any other age group. 

For the age groups, I was most accurate with the number of people that are 0-14 in which my guess almost perfectly matches the correct answer. I was inaccurate with the other age groups probably because of the ages of people that I am usually around. However, like the class' average and the correct answer, I did place a significant number for the largest age group and so did the class and correct answer. The correct answer is 26% whereas I guessed 25% for the age group, 0-14. The only thing with my guesses and the correct answers were that a few numbers between senior aged people and people ages 15-64, is that I predicted a more seniors instead of more of the large age group. 

World Religions:


When I formulated my numbers, I thought of Christianity and Islam to have the highest percentages in the world and I was correct, but my answers do not match up with the correct answers at all. There are very small differences between my guesses for people who are Hindu, Buddhist, other, or of no faith, compared to the correct answers. The most surprising thing that stood out in this data is that there are a lot more Christians than Muslims in the world. Like the age groups bar graph, the class's averages show a very similar bar graph to that of the correct answers'. I think that what the relationship between the class' averages and the correct answers shows that our class overall understands world population related questions very well. 

Where I live and what I hear most of the time concerns Christianity and Islam. Usually in the news there is something about Christians or Muslims, but rarely anything about any other religions or beliefs. Compared to the correct answers, I guess nearly the same number of Muslims and fairly accurate with the rest of the religions except for Christianity, which was surprisingly greater than my guess. I figured I would even it out with Christianity and Muslim since in America, these two religions seem to be most predominant. Something told me that there were more Christians in America since this was in considered a "Christian nation" at one point, but I took into consideration that there are a lot of Muslims in the Middle East and in India. The reason all of the other religions (excluding Christianity and Islam) are even for my guesses is simply because I had to add up to 100 and I believed that just about all the rest of the religions were pretty much the same percentage in the world. 



Before I started writing numbers down for this section, I thought to myself that English and Spanish are probably the most spoken languages and I started to second guess myself when I thought about China's population. Like the class's average, I was way off with English being the number one spoken language. However, the class' average shows that Chinese is the second most spoken language, which it in fact is not according to the correct answers. There are slight similarities in each of the bar graphs with the percents of the languages Hindustani, Arabic, Russian, Bengali, and French. Thinking back on this, it was obvious that other languages would make up most of the world because there are so many other languages other than the ones listed. 

This was the trickiest distribution for me and I totally did't expect the category of "other languages" to be the biggest. I believed that English was the most spoken because of Europe (London and Britain) and America's combined population, along with all the immigrants and international people that know English. I over estimated the percentage of people that actually speak English. I figured that Spanish would be second most because of Mexico and South America and Spain, but I forgot how much China's population made up the world. The only reason why I thought that English was most spoken is because of where I live and what I am used to. America is one of the most inviting countries and so I figured that at least 30% of the world would speak English, but really only 5% speak English. America doesn't seem like 5% of the world along with some of Europe. 

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 I chose to do is as a collage because I thought it would have been a better way for me to send the message or the idea I was trying to send. 

My project(collage) answers the questions of how individuals causes the system in changing of each individuals. 
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¡¡La Fantastico Escheula!!

1. La SLA es muy loco y interesante. We have many clubs including math, poetry, engineering, etc. We have sports, a school store, and also literature & math club for extra help. The school has about 500 students and 25 teachers. It's located at... I think SLA is a very independent and open school that gets work done in a fun way while teaching both the teachers and students.

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La chico y chica y mi at la Franklin Institute.
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Es mi at escheula en historia on Halloween.
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La chica Kennedy y mi en Bio chemica.
Clase: English
Profesor/a: Srta. Dunn
Actividades en la clase: Yo escribe poemos y books y stories y essays.
Materiales: La computadora, los plumas, las hojas de papel
Opinion: Es muy te gusta. Por qué sí. Es my muy muy importante y favorita.

E1U4 project 1
Clase: Arté
Profesor/a: Srta. Hull
Actividades en la clase: Yo escribe pictures.
Materiales: La carpeta, las hojas de papel
Opinion: Es bastante te gusta. Por qué sí. Es muy diversión.
E1U4 project 2
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World of 100 Ali Ahmed

​Ali Ahmed

Poverty of 100
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The graph above is a representation of my guess, m classes average guess and the actual answer of how many people live in poverty (less than 2usd/day). I held a much more realistic view than the res of my class in the statistic. I know that the unfortunate are a dominant amount of people but I know that our world has moved in the direction where labor in general is needed more and more and even if they are not getting paid much, 2 dollars isn't much at all. The statistic is still staggering. 48% of people in poverty is still a horrible statistic and is suprising for our day in age.   

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One statistic that I felt really confident about was drinking water. I know that there have been huge leaps in cheap humanitarian alternatives to drinking water. What I did not expect was the huge leaps in such advancements. To achieve such a record is amazing, The class were pessimist with these statistics I guess I expect more of the world community.

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As with the water statistic this one suprised me similiarly. I knew electricty has become much more accesible but advances have become surprising, and as with the water statistic the class was full of pessimists. We are getting to a point where things we take for granted are being taken for granted elsewhere and this creates an illusion that we live the same. Just because you have electricity doesn't means it's on 24 hours a day nor do you have the supplies to actually use it. These statistics are skewed as are all stats but I like that these stats can even be justified. This wasn't possible ten years ago. Maybe in ten years there stats will be real.

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World of 100 Analysis

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World of 100


The sections I was most accurate in were the “owning vs. not owning a computer” and age categories. For the age I think I was accurate because the age division seems to be the same almost anywhere you look. In every statistical set of data you’ll find that the age separations are pretty consistent. Because of this, I recognized seeing the numbers fairly often and used memory to take my guess. For the technology section, I simply assumed/knew most people in the world didn’t have access to a computer like we do at SLA. I picked the simplest ratio (90 to 10) and that was close enough to the real answer (88 to 12).

I didn’t get much right but I think the incorrect guess that was most surprising was the gender and drinking water categories. Usually when I look at schools, there's more girls than boys in a class. That has been mostly true for me since first grade. Seeing that we’re actually split right down the middle shocked me because I had never seen that ratio before. The drinking water was a shock because in lower school we did an assignment and found that only about 3% of the water in the world was drinkable. Because I this I assumed that there would be more people without water than with it and not the other way around.


My predictions weren’t split evenly but there was enough in the right category (in my opinion). I think this is because the city of Philadelphia doesn’t give me an accurate outlook on the world. Philadelphia and SLA project statistics and ratios that are much different from the actual world. If someone only saw one type of people wherever they went they would think the entire world was filled with those types of people, that's what SLA and Philadelphia have done to me. In some aspects they're an accurate portrayal of the word but in most aspects they're not.  



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World of 100


For one of the graphs, I chose to do the one with the technology. For the world of 100, when it came to pick how many people would have cell phones and how many wouldn't, I went off from the current time right now. Now days 9 out of 10 people has a cell phone so therefore I chose that 70% would have cell phones and 30% wouldn't. 

Male Literacy
For the male literacy, I wanted to chose something that's different from this world. For instance it is common for someone to say that men are lazy or illiterate. That's why I chose more men that could read and write then men that couldn't. I chose that because if there was a world with more men not knowing how to read and write then that world would be at risk because it would have a lot of illiterate people. 


For the poverty part I chose that more people would live on than 2 dollar a day then people that would live on less than 2 dollar a day. I hate seeing people who struggles everyday just to get what they want that's why I chose more people would live on more than 2 dollar a day because they would have jobs and it would be easier for them to buy their personal needs. Also there would be some poor people but more rich people then poor so the rich people can help the poor ones and that will increase the love they would have for each other. 
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