Tool:
Graph of the US Income Distribution: Visualizing Large Numbers 
Screenshot:

Go to: 
http://www.lcurve.org
(opens a new window)

Description: 
Interact with a graph displaying family income across the population using a football field as the context. The height of the curve at any point is the height of a stack of $100 bills equaling that income. The graph is skewed: ranging over 5 orders of magnitude. The web site discusses the implications of the graph. Download the one page PDF file explaining "The LCurve" idea. 
Technology Type: 
JavaScript  
Author: 
David Chandler 
Language: 
English  
Cost: 
Does not require payment for use 

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Support Material: 
Millions and Billions 
Courses: 
Math 4 
Large numbers 
 Math 5 
Large numbers 
 Math 6 
Large numbers, Line graphs, Misleading graphs 
 Math 7 
Large numbers, Line graphs, Misleading graphs 
 Probability & Statistics 
Displaying with Graphs, Describing with Numbers, Categorical Data Relations 
 Discrete Math 
Financial math 
 Financial Education 
Income 


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Comment:  thanks for putting things in perspective 
