CCSS: 6.EE.A.2.C, 7.EE.B.3, MP1, MP6

TEKS: 6.3D, 6.7D, 7.3A, 7.3B

By the Numbers: TikTok Turns 5!

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TikTok has grown from a trendy app to a full-on phenomenon. Since launching worldwide in 2017, the video-sharing platform has become home to countless clips, making it an entertainment hot spot for more than 1 billion active monthly users. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, TikTok grew exponentially as people searched for new ways to connect with others. Whether you’re into dance crazes, cute animal videos, catchy audios, fun pranks, quick recipes, or just about anything else, you’ll probably be able to find it on TikTok.

Read on to learn more about TikTok. Then plug in the numbers to solve the equation and reveal a final fact.


Estimated worth, in dollars, of ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok

10 billion

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Number of likes that Charli D’Amelio had on TikTok as of press time. She also has more than 141,000,000 followers—the most of any user!


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Times per day the average TikTok user opens the app


Length, in minutes, the longest TikTok videos can be (teen with phone)