Can we really measure happiness? How does educational attainment vary across ZIP codes? What does math have to do with charity? Which team has the better athletes, Yankees or Red Sox? These are just a few of the wide-ranging questions that students are asking — and attempting to answer — by analyzing data.
“Looking at data needs to become part of the conversation across every classroom, not just in math,” says Harshil Parikh. He’s co-founder of an educational platform called TuVaLabs that connects students with data sets and analytical tools to help them make better sense of their world.