FRED Interactive: Doing Basic Math

The FRED database includes hundreds of thousands of data series from dozens of national, international, public, and private sources. The FRED website allows users to combine and display data with an easy-to-master mix of tools. In this interactive lesson, students learn to use a key FRED feature for understanding and visualizing data: applying basic mathematical formulas to the data.

Teachers: Visit the FRED Interactives in our Econ Lowdown Teacher Portal. Once you are logged in, go to the Resource Gallery and filter by “Resource Type: Interactive Lesson” to easily find and preview the FRED Interactive lessons.

Related: 10 FRED Activities in 10 Minutes, a lesson plan designed for face-to-face instruction.

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Education Level: 9-12 College
Subjects: Economics Data Literacy
Concepts: Business Cycle
Resource Types: Data Charts/Graphs Online Module
Languages: English
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