Information is Beautiful : David McCandless
Billion Dollar O Gram and the Mountains out of Molehills visualisations. I wanted to draw out that the whole point of a mathematical diagram is to let the data speak for itself. It’s even better still if the diagram makes you want to know more. I’m asking my students to make a diagram to show how they spend their time on a school day and Saturday so we can look for patterns. They’re going to use the Billion Dollar O Gram style and use one 5×5 mm square in their book to represent 5 minutes. I’m going to give it a go too and I’ll show you my representations when they’re done. PS I’m going to hit ’em with the Break Up diagram a little later. They’ll love it.
PPS I’ve emailed the Caffeine vs Calories (click on the coffee cup) diagram to the food tech teachers at my school too.