What’s Going on in This Graph?
May 7, 2018
It’s heating up outside and so is this visualization! Can you decipher what is going on in this month’s “What’s Going On In This Graph?”
Check out these graphs and let us know what you think.
On Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET, an ASA moderator will be in the comments section of the article to facilitate the discussion and answer your questions.
Each month of the academic year (September to May), this ongoing feature shares a graph from a recent New York Times article that is stripped of its contextual information. It’s then 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 into 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.
￼A new “What’s Going On In This Graph?” releases the second week 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. If you’re on social media, use the hashtag #NYTGraphChat to join the conversation!
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Elizabeth J. Kelly has always loved math, and as a professional statistician at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and a recreational rock climber, Elizabeth is an avid thrill-seeker who enjoys a challenge. “Math reminds me of climbing, including the need to focus, problem solve and persevere. I guess I ended up in statistics because I…