Mathalicious: Mercury Rising

How have temperatures changed around the world?

Recent years have been the hottest on record. While some see this as evidence of a dangerous trend that merits drastic action, others find little alarming about such fluctuations.

In this lesson, students use periodic functions to compare long-term average monthly temperatures to recorded monthly temperatures, evaluate evidence of climate change, and discuss possible consequences.


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Science Topics
Climate Change
Math Topics
Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Data, Graphing & Statistics, Geometry
High School
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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