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# Are the best football nations the richest?

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Comparing GDPand population with football success

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### Are the best football nations the richest?

1. 1. Are The Best Footballing Nations The Richest Nations? <ul><li>Starter: </li></ul><ul><li>Copy the following statements and say </li></ul><ul><li>whether they are true or false. </li></ul><ul><li>Poor countries are not as good at football as richer countries </li></ul><ul><li>Countries with large populations are better at football than those with small populations </li></ul>
2. 2. Are The Best Footballing Nations The Richest Nations? <ul><li>Lesson Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>To understand the term correlation </li></ul><ul><li>To understand what a scattergram shows </li></ul><ul><li>To identify if there is a correlation between GDP(wealth) and success in football </li></ul>
3. 3. Now draw a scattergraph using the information given to you.
4. 6. This graph shows a positive correlation . This means that there is a relationship between the 2 variables, e.g. rich countries have more football success This graphs does not show a correlation . There is no relationship between the two variables, e.g. being richer does not mean being better at football
5. 7. Now look at this graph: Is there a correlation?
6. 8. What other reasons explain why some nations are better at football than others?
7. 9. <ul><li>What do you think is the most important factor in determining how successful a nation is at football? </li></ul><ul><li>Now we have analysed the two graphs, re- </li></ul><ul><li>write the two sentences, were you right or </li></ul><ul><li>wrong? </li></ul><ul><li>Poor countries can be as good at football as richer countries </li></ul><ul><li>Countries with large populations are better at football than those with small populations </li></ul>