What’s Going On In This Graph
January 9, 2018
This is Statistics is excited to share the latest “What’s Going On In This Graph?” feature from the New York Times Learning Network.
Each month of the academic year, the Learning Network shares an infographic, stripped of its contextual information, from a recent New York Times article. It’s up to you to use your math, statistics and critical thinking skills 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.
New graphs are released on the second Tuesday of each month. ASA also hosts a discussion through the comments section from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET the day of the release. Click here to see the latest graph.
The Public Health Data Challenge deadline is tonight! As your team puts the final touches on your submission, remember to finalize and submit your materials before 11:59 PM EST. Your submission should consist of a presentation with up to 10 slides on your team’s analysis and recommendations as well as an essay with a maximum of 500 words describing the technical details…
In honor of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community, today we are celebrating National STEM Day. These disciplines play a vital role in the advancement of scientific innovation and economic growth. National STEM Day is an opportunity to encourage your students to explore and pursue their interests in STEM topics, which includes statistics….