Card Games

Data Literacy Card Game

Welcome to the Data Literacy Card Game!   This game is designed to help teachers, teacher educators, and administrators in K-12 school districts engage in fruitful discussions around data-related topics.


For 4-8 players, small groups. Play can last as short as 1 hour to 3 hours, depending on how the discussion is going. It's important to allow for fruitful conversation and healthy debate around the various topics, yet the facilitator must still know when to move the conversation along and to either continue gameplay, take a break, or announce "final round".

To set up the game:

  1. Shuffle all "Question" cards, and place them face down where they can be easily reached by the participants.
  2. Shuffle all "Challenge" cards, and place them face down where they can also easily be reached by the participants.
  3. Give every participant 1 Agree and 1 Disagree VOTE CARD cards. These are the Green cards.

Play Begins: (Version 1)

  1. Choose someone to go first, then play continues clockwise.
  2. The player picks a "Question" card from the top of the Question card deck, and reads it out loud. This person is called the "Player".
  3. The player considers the question, and attempts to answer the question and is given approximately 2 minutes to give a brief answer.
  4. The remaining players (called the Voters) listen carefully to the answer being given, and prepare to cast their votes of "Agree" or "Disagree", based on whether or not the listener thinks that the Player has answered or addressed the question correctly.
  5. The Voter casts his/her vote, face down, in the middle of the table. Once all votes are cast, another Voter shuffles the votes and then counts the votes, face up, so that everyone can see them.
  6. A majority rules. If the MAJORITY of the votes are "Agree", then the Player gains 1 point for answering the question correctly.  If the MAJORITY of the votes are "Disagree", the Player does not gain any points.   At this time, if the final vote is "Disagree", then one of the voters may engage in a brief discussion about why they disagree, which helps to clarify the discussion or player's answer.
  7. Play continues by moving clockwise to the next Player, who then picks the next Question card from the top of the Question deck.
  8. Keep score. The first player to score 10 is declared the winner.



Here are some samples of the cards you will find in the Data Literacy card game.