What's Going on in this Graph?

What's Going on in this Graph?


What’s Going On in This Graph? is a monthly activity
from the ASA and The New York Times.

Math, English, and social studies students in grades 7 to 12 will answer the following questions:

  • What do you notice?
  • What do you wonder?
  • What’s the story this graph is telling?

On release Tuesdays, moderators will respond in real time to students’ entries.

On reveal Fridays, moderators will reveal the graph and its article, summarize the responses with shout-outs, ask additional questions, and give three stat nuggets—definitions of statistical terms and where they are seen in the graph.


What’s Going On in This Graph? is from the NY Times Learning Network.

Statistics Teacher (ST) is an online journal published by the American Statistical Association (ASA) – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability for Grades K–12.

iNZight is a free tool for data analysis.

ThisIsStatistics provides videos and resources for educators to promote the study of statistics.

What’s Going On in This Graph? Poster