New York Times Learning Network’s “What’s Going On in This Graph?” Returns for 2020-2021 School Year
September 15, 2020
Once a week from September to May, this ongoing feature shares a graph from a recent New York Times article without any contextual information. This gives students the opportunity to apply their statistical knowledge and critical thinking skills to deduce key information and messages communicated in the graph.
On Wednesday, September 16, ASA educators will facilitate a live discussion on this month’s featured post in the comment section with teachers and students from around the country from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST
This spring, This is Statistics launched a new contest: March Randomness, a month-long challenge that encouraged students to test their probability intuition skills, inspired by the Borel board game. The inaugural March Randomness contest drew in 214 participating teams. How it worked: Every Monday through Thursday throughout March, we posed a new probability experiment to students – for…
It’s almost time to announce the winner of the This is Statistics March Randomness spring contest! During this inaugural competition, teams of high school and undergraduate students used their probability intuition to predict outcomes of 16 simple random experiments that used dice, balls, cards, and coins. Before we reveal the winning team later this week,…