We know that science is all about observing patterns and relationships, but our students keep getting stuck on the individual points. During the “Identify Patterns & Relationships in Your Data” workshop in the Data Literacy Series, we explore tips and tricks for helping our students see the overall pattern in their data as well as explore a range of ways to help students understand the relationships and trends in their data (both in general and “statistically”). Finally, we discuss and revise activities to better support students in their use of patterns and trends in their development of reason statements when comprehending the data.
Resources from workshops:
How can they see the overall pattern better?
How do we talk about the pattern?
What are good ways to see relationships?