What IS a slow reveal graph?
The Slow Reveal Graph (#slowrevealgraph) is an instructional routine that promotes sensemaking about data. This highly engaging routine uses scaffolded visuals and discourse to help students make sense of data. As more and more of the graph is revealed, students refine their interpretation and construct meaning, often in surprising ways. This routine increases access for students without sacrificing rigor or engagement.What is this Slow Reveal Graph routine all about?
If you like to watch videos:
- The 3-Minute Introduction from Jenna Laib
- Math Teacher Lounge (with Dan Meyer & Bethany Lockhart Johnson) Episode 3, “The Power of Data” Jenna visited Dan and Bethany in Amplify’s Math Teacher Lounge to play with a slow reveal graph about animals.
- The Math Together Show: How can we empower students to become data literate citizens? March 31, 2021 (Sponsored by Exemplars) Jenna spoke about social justice, bias within data, and how slow reveal graphs can support data literacy, with Heidi, Molly, and Sue from Looney Math.
If you prefer to read:
- Theresa Wills’ included a section about slow reveal graphs in her book Teaching Math at a Distance, Grades K-12: A Practical Guide to Rich Remote Instruction (Corwin, 2020).
- Chris Hunter wrote an article about Slow Reveal Graphs for Vector, the math journal for BCAMT (British Columbia Association of Math Teachers).
- Introductory blog posts:
- Jenna Laib, “Why is the math teacher here for social studies class?“
- Chris Hunter, “New York Times: What’s Going On In This Graph?“
You can also see an abbreviated version of this routine in action on Episode 3 of the Math Teacher Lounge, featuring Dan Meyer and Bethany Lockhart Johnson.