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.