Correlation or Causation: Chocolate Consumptions and Noble Laureates, by Country
courtesy of Jenna Laib (@JennaLaib)
(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: scatterplot
This graph comes from an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, by Frank H. Messereli, M.D.
Source and Paired Texts:
Messereli, Frank H., M.D. “Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function, and Nobel Laureates.” New England Journal of Medicine, 2012; 367 (16): 1562-1564. doi:10.1056/NEJMon1211064
For more citations: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23050509/
Weisenthal, Joe. “There’s A Shocking Connection Between Eating More Chocolate And Winning The Nobel Prize.” Business Insider. Published April 20, 2014, 11:10 AM.
Potential Math Content: scatterplots, correlation or causation, relationship between x-axis and y-axis, line of best fit, bivariate data, mathematical argumentation
Potential Content Connections: health, science, scientific method