What’s Going On in This Graph? | Feb. 27, 2019


1. This graph exhibits the size of day by day delays on one girl’s 40-minute commute between Munich and a city within the German countryside throughout 2018. The graph initially appeared elsewhere on NYTimes.com.

The commuter knitted two rows every day. Gray for delays beneath 5 minutes, pink for as much as 30 minutes, and pink for a delay of greater than a half-hour or delays in each instructions.

After trying intently on the graph above (or at this full-size picture), take into consideration these three questions:

What do you discover?
What do you marvel?
What are you interested in that comes from what you discover within the graph?
What is likely to be occurring on this graph?
Write a catchy headline that captures the graph’s primary thought. If your headline makes a declare, inform us what you seen that helps your declare.

The questions are meant to construct on each other, so attempt to reply them so as. Start with “I discover,” then “I ponder,” and finish with “The story this graph is telling is ….” and a catchy headline.

2. Next, be part of the dialog by clicking on the remark button and posting within the field that opens on the fitting. (Students 13 and older are invited to remark. Teachers of youthful college students are welcome to put up what their college students must say, or they’ll have their college students use this similar exercise on Desmos.)

three. After you may have posted, learn what others have mentioned, then reply to another person by posting a remark. Use the “Reply” button or the @ image to deal with that pupil immediately.

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, our collaborator, the American Statistical Association, will facilitate this dialogue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time to assist college students’ understanding go deeper. You would possibly use their responses as fashions in your personal.

four. On the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 28, we’ll reveal extra details about the graph on the backside of this put up. Students, we encourage you to put up an extra remark after studying the reveal. How does the unique New York Times article and the moderators’ feedback assist you to see the graph in a different way? Try to include the statistical phrases outlined within the Stat Nuggets in your response.


• Read our introductory put up, which incorporates details about utilizing the “Notice and Wonder” instructing technique.
• Learn about how and why different academics are utilizing this function, and use the 2018-19 “What’s Going On in This Graph?” calendar to plan forward for the 25 Wednesday releases.
• Go to the A.S.A. Ok-12 web site, which incorporates This is Statistics, sources, skilled growth, pupil competitions, curriculum, programs and careers.

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