Thinking with Data: A Cross-Curricular Approach to Data Literacy (Cook, Vahey)

Short Description: 
Thinking with Data (TWD) is an Instructional Materials Design (IMD) project which developed and tested a cross-curricular unit designed to cultivate middle school students’ deep understanding of data literacy. The TWD unit consists of four, 2-week replacement modules for interdisciplinary implementation in 7th grade Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and English Language Arts. The modules address issues of data representation, proportional reasoning, and data-based argumentation using real data in discipline-specific, problem-solving contexts aligned with relevant subject area standards.