Mathalicious: Second Degree

How dangerous are heat and humidity?

How dangerous are heat and humidity? A hot day can feel uncomfortable. But if there’s enough humidity in the air, a hot day can be deadly. The head index describes the “feels like” temperature that combines air temperature and humidity.

In this lesson, students use polynomial functions to explore the heat index and discuss the life-and-death consequences that cities around the world will face in the coming years.

 

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Heat
Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Quadratic Equations
High School

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