What’s Going on In This Graph?

ASA and The New York Times Learning Network have released February’s “What’s Going On In This Graph?” In honor of Valentine’s Day, this month’s graph is interactive and features words that may be used throughout the day tomorrow—a hint from today’s ASA moderator. Join the conversation until 2 p.m. ET to ask questions!

Each month of the academic year (September to May), this ongoing feature shares a graph from a recent New York Times article, but stripped of its contextual information. Then it’s up to you to use math, statistics and critical thinking to answer questions about what you see.

Teachers, these data visualization exercises are a great way to incorporate statistics in the classroom, even outside of math or statistics classes. Statistical literacy is important for everyone and this is a useful tool for teaching students how to read, interpret and question graphs.

What do you think is going on? Check out this week’s graph here and share your thoughts in the comments.

A new “What’s Going On In This Graph?” releases the second Tuesday of each month. On the day of a new release, ASA facilitates a discussion through the comments section from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET.

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What’s Going on In This Graph?

ASA and The New York Times Learning Network have released February’s “What’s Going On In This Graph?” In honor of Valentine’s Day, this month’s graph is interactive and features words that may be used throughout the day tomorrow—a hint from today’s ASA moderator. Join the conversation until 2 p.m. ET to ask questions! Each month…

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