ASA Partners with New York Times Learning Network to Launch Monthly Statistics Feature
The American Statistical Association (ASA) has partnered with the New York Times Learning
Network to help students better understand and think more critically about graphs:
What's Going on in this Graph? (WGOITG): [
] . A variation of their popular What's Going on in this Picture, WGOITG will be a
monthly feature starting September 19 and continuing the second Tuesday of the following
months ( October 10 , November 14 ) through the end of the school year in May.
Led by Sharon Hessney, the ASA team includes Corey Andreasen, Anna Bargagliotti, Chris
Franklin, Stephen Miller, and Roxy Peck. A graph from a NYT news article will be presented
on those dates with live moderation from 9 am-2 pm around the following questions:
* What do you notice?
* What do you wonder?
* What's going on in this graph?
On the Friday following the activity, the NYT LN will publish a follow up with details
about the graph and statistical observations/lessons from Sharon and the team.
Please help us get the word out by sharing the announcement and the WGOITG dates with your
networks (and on social media!) We also hope you'll involve students with this
activity and send your comments to [ mailto:email@example.com | educinfo(a)amstat.org ] !
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