What's Going on in this Graph?

What's Going on in this Graph?


What’s Going On in This Graph?
is a free , online weekly feature
from the ASA and The New York Times Learning Network.

Grades 7–12+ students in math, science, English, and social studies answer the following questions about timely graphs in which they can see themselves:

  • What do you notice?
  • What do you wonder?
  • What’s the story this graph is telling? Write a catchy headline that captures the main idea.

Schedule for most weeks during the school year:

  • Thursday afternoons: The New York Times Learning Network publishes a new What’s Going On in This Graph?.
  • Wednesdays: Statistics teachers provide live moderation of student comments from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Friday mornings: The graph’s release is updated with the “reveal.” This includes the graph’s article, additional questions, and stat nuggets—definitions of statistical terms and where they are seen in the graph.


What’s Going On in This Graph? archive (reverse chronological order)

What’s Going On in This Graph? announcement

What’s Going On in This Graph? Is Now Weekly. STEM Teachers Explain Why It Is a Powerful Activity

Webinar: Statistics Across Subjects: Teach with Graphs from The New York Times (March 20, 2019)

Video: Ever Wonder What They’d Notice? (Annie Fetter’s five-minute NCTM Ignite talk)

Webinar: Building Statistical Literacy with New York Times Graphs (May 1, 2018)

Podcasts: Data Stories (June 12, 2017) and PolicyViz (February 6, 2018)

American Statistical Association K–12 Statistics Education Resources
Classroom resources, publications, guidelines and reports, professional development, and student competitions

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 that includes articles, lesson plans, announcements, professional development opportunities, technology, assessment, and classroom resources.

Census at School - US is a free international classroom project that engages students in grades 4–12 in statistical problem solving using their own real data.

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