5 Senses to Make Sense of Data

Kristin Hunter-Thomson
Presenter(s): Kristin Hunter-Thomson

Do your students struggle with what to do with the data once they get it graphed? Do they struggle developing their claims, evidence, and/or reasoning statements from data they or others have graphed?

Join us as we explore the many cognitive steps, which we as experts often do subconsciously, that our students need to take when developing their claims, evidence, and/or reasoning statements from data. We also will explore tips and tricks for helping our students comprehend what the data are showing, draw conclusions, and make inferences from the data in relationship to their knowledge of other aspects of the topic area. By leveraging what we know about how people learn from data, as well as building out our toolkits of strategies to use when helping our students develop their claims, evidence, and reasoning statements we can set our students up for more success with making meaning from data and graphs.

Instructional tool provided: Developing CER Capability framework

Learning Intention(s):
  1. Participants will gain an understanding of the cognitive steps involved in looking at data, finding evidence, making a claim, and developing reasoning statements for how the evidence supports the claim as opposed to working with prose.
  2. Participants will broaden their toolkit of strategies to help students develop their claims, evidence, and reasoning skills when working with data.

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