What’s Going On in This Graph?


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.