Data Literacy Cubes (Graphs, Maps, and Data Tables)

Graph Data Cube - Advanced Questions
Example of Graph Data Literacy Cube

Last updated on 11/26/2018

Goal:

Use the My NASA Data Cubes to guide students’ exploration of graphs, maps, and datasets to enrich their observations and inferences.

Data Literacy Cube set includes:

  • Cube templates for three topics
    • Maps
    • Graphs
    • Data
  • Leveled questions supporting each topic
    • Advanced
    • Intermediate
    • Beginner
    • English Language Learners 

Materials:

  • 1 Cube per group/student

  • 1 matching Cube Question Sheet

  • 1 sheet of paper per student

  • Pencil

Teacher Preparation:  Print copies of the cube on cardstock and cut out.  Assemble the cube with glue. Note: consider laminating after you cut these out for multiple uses.  Also, print off copies of the Cube Questions. Distribute to students for group or independent work.

Procedure:  

  1. Distribute one cube per group, as well as the related Cube Questions sheet.

  2. Students roll the cube and find the matching question on the Cube Question sheet. E.g., “Write a hypothesis statement (or claim) using these data.”

  3. Answer one question found under matching question on a sheet of paper, labeling the question with the number and letter of the question.  

  4. Repeat Steps 2-4 until at least 10 are answered.