Tuva’s philosophy is to put technology and real datasets at students’ fingertips so they can explore data visually from different perspectives with ease. We believe that if students engage with data often and in different contexts, they will develop lifelong skills in reasoning and solving problems by seeking evidence.
Tuva’s searchable dataset library provides a wide selection of real-world datasets that relate to science, math, and social sciences so students can engage with data relevant to different aspects of their lives. Tuva’s datasets come from publicly available local, national, and international agencies and published researchers. They are curated for classroom accessibility to give students targeted opportunities to learn about phenomena and places from the patterns they discover in the data.
Data literacy has core value in all disciplines. Math skills come alive when they are rooted in real-world situations and numbers; data is the lifeblood of science; understanding of social sciences is based on large sets of geographic, demographic, and economic data. Telling stories that arise from data provides a rich opportunity to develop language arts.
Tuva’s learning activities prompt students to work analytically and across disciplines as they explore and interpret data about a wide variety of real phenomena and problems. Activities provide teachers with sample solutions and teaching strategies.