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
For spring 2021, This is Statistics is introducing a brand new contest: March Randomness and the Probability 16, with prediction challenges to test your probability intuition all through the month of March! Whether you play on your own or on a team with friends, this year’s tournament—inspired by the captivating Borel board game—will keep the excitement…
From monitoring pandemic impacts, to election projections, to social justice causes, the biggest issues of these times all have one thing in common: Statisticians and data scientists play an important role. So, it’s no surprise the new year’s job rankings put statisticians and data scientists high on their lists, continuing a trend of high rankings…