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# Making Numbers Tell their Story

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This is the first version of a presentation that I hope will become a frequently requested conference session. Data visualization and infographics are the coolest thing happening on the Internet today, and there are instructional benefits to understanding and using them in class.

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### Making Numbers Tell their Story

1. 1. Making NumbersTell Their Story
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5. 5. 1. Ask a question.2. Observe3. Form a hypothesis.4. Design & perform experiment.5. Analyze data.6. Draw conclusion.7. Formulate final hypothesis
6. 6. 1. Ask a question.2. Observe3. Form a hypothesis.4. Design & perform experiment.5. Analyze data.6. Draw conclusion.7. Formulate final hypothesis
7. 7. 1. Ask a question.2. Observe3. Form a hypothesis.4. Design & perform experiment.5. Analyze data.6. Draw conclusion.7. Formulate final hypothesis
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9. 9. Devon Thomas Students in Diana Laufenberg’s11th grade history class discuss the infographicsthey created in a three-week project onenvironmental disasters.
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25. 25. see the patterns and connections that matter andthen designing that information so it makes moresense, or it tells a story, or allows us to focus onlyon the information that’s important. Failing that,visualized information can just look really cool. David McCandless in the opening to his TED talk, The Beauty of Data Visualization