MapStats for Kids: Making Geographic and Statistical Facts Available to Children

Sven Fuhrmann, Alan MacEachren, Marshall Deberry, John Bosley, Rachael La Porte Taylor, Mark Gahegan, Roger Downs

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Statistical and geographical literacy is essential for our daily lives. A new web portal for middle school students, published on the federal government statistics website, supports geographic and statistical education by providing age-appropriate online learning activities that teach how to use statistical summaries and their graphic representations. The content of the learning activities is closely related to the National Geography Standards and the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. On average, the web portal receives 300 visitors per day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-241
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Geography
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Education
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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