Teaching resources

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Scaffold the process of data analysis

Strategies and guidance to help students make their own data moves to analyze and interpret data. (Thanks to Tim Erickson for the expression “data moves” — see Tim’s blog).

Organize data in tables and spreadsheets

Support for learning how to organize data in tables and spreadsheets for different purposes.

Ask Questions

Strategies for helping students frame clear questions that can be answered with data.

Describe variability & distributions

Materials in this section can help students learn to think about qualities of groups instead of pointing to single data points, create and describe data in distributions (dot plots, box plots, and histograms), and reflect on what can be learned about populations or phenomena by looking at how they vary.

Graph data to address a question or claim

Communicate a data story

Assess data literacy skills