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.