Qatar Have Outspent Every World Cup Host in History
graph from Chartr; slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@jennalaib)
(Slide Deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: scatterplot
Source: chartr, “Qatar spend: The 2022 World Cup is the most expensive ever.” chartr daily: November 21, 2022.
- Bhattacharya, Ananya. “Qatar’s $200 billion splurge will be hard to justify when the World Cup ends What will happen to the eight stadiums that Qatar built for $6.5 billion?” Quartz: November 18, 2022.
- Craig, Matt. “The Money Behind the Most Expensive World Cup in History: Qatar 2022.” Forbes: November 19, 2022.
- Guyer, Jonathan. “What else Qatar has built with its absurd wealth besides the 2022 World Cup.” Vox: November 25, 2022.
- Sadiki, Larbi. “The Qatar World Cup is about to shatter colonial myths.” Al Jazeera: November 18, 2022.
- Sullivan, Becky. “Why Qatar is a controversial host for the World Cup.” NPR: November 18, 2022.
Potential Math Content: scatterplots, bivariate data, meaning of points on a scatterplot, noticing trends, dealing with large numbers, scale along the y-axis,
Potential Content Connections: sports, culture, World Cup, soccer, economy