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Basic Data Handling Using Climate Data


As a Primary and Middle School Mathematics teacher, you can use this set of computer-based tools to teach your students the basics of data handling using climate data.

This lesson plan can be used to introduce your students to data handling, data representation and interpretation using weather and climate data of India. Climate change is believed to cause more frequent extreme weather events such as higher than average temperatures and increased rainfall/precipitation. This lesson plan will enable students to assess such climate variability by analyzing local climate data.

Thus, the use of this lesson plan allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in Mathematics.


Learning Outcome

The tools in this lesson plan will enable students to:

  1. Understand what data is and how it can be represented
  2. Practice using bar-graphs and line-graphs to represent data
  3. Learn the relevance of data ranges and how to interpret data
  4. Use real climate datasets of local cities to understand climate variability due to climate change

Teacher-contributed lesson plan by Seema Mittal, Pallavi Surana, Medha Vaidya, Anupama Anikhindi and Varsha Walke, Vidya Valley School, Pune, India.

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