Correlation or Causation: Chocolate & Nobel Laureates

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:

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

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