City Digits: Brooklyn, NY

City Digits is a collaboration between MIT's Civic Data Design Lab and Brooklyn College to use data visualization and participatory mapping to investigate social justice issues while also teaching high school students math concepts. The two curricular modules, Cash City and Local Lotto, enable students to explore their local urban landscape, collect field data, and organize that to make arguments about the social issues they are investigating. Ultimately the tool helps to teach students data literacy - the ability to work with, analyze, and make arguments with data, which is an essential skill in our data-driven society. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1222430 to the City University of New York. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.