What’s Going On In This Graph?
April 10, 2018
This month’s “What’s Going On In This Graph?” features some of your favorite artists – Billboard’s top 100 that is. Take a look at these graphs and see if you can decipher what is going on. 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 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.
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!
Meet Sharon Hessney, the Educator Behind the New York Times Learning Network’s “What’s Going On In This Graph?”
Sharon Hessney is an award-winning mathematics teacher in Boston and graph curator for the New York Times Learning Network’s “What’s Going In This Graph?” feature. She gave This is Statistics an in-depth look into her work and advice for students looking to start careers in the statistics field. Who inspired you to work in statistics education? The Advanced Placement Statistics community of experienced statistics teachers. AP Statistics emphasizes…
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