An article by Richard Barwell, University of Ottawa titled ’Climate change in the mathematics classroom: a local approach to a global challenge’ that describes how mathematics teachers can prepare their students to engage with climate change. This reading hosted on the Canadian Mathematical Society’s website includes discussions on the following topics:
- The mathematics of climate change
- The role of citizens
- A critical mathematics perspective
- Mathematics teaching and climate change: a local approach
Students will understand the role of mathematics in understanding and dealing with climate change. They will also discuss the use of mathematics in emphasizing the role of citizens when dealing with climate change.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- What is the role of mathematics in understanding climate change?
- How can local weather and climate data be used in mathematics teaching?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Climate change in the mathematics classroom: a local approach to a global challenge|
|Discipline||Mathematics and Statistics|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Climate Change Overview|
|Climate Topic||Climate Literacy|
|Type of tool||Reading|
|Grade Level||High school, Undergraduate|
|Developed by||Richard Barwell, University of Ottawa|
|Hosted at||Canadian Mathematical Society|