Maths Explores the Planet

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Maths Explores the Planet

Mathematical modelling provides tools to help research our environment and to help prevent natural disasters.

Troublesome Triangles link

Troublesome Triangles 

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple simulation game to investigate the properties of such systems.

Avalanche! link

Avalanche! 

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled

Carbon Footprints link

Carbon Footprints 

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

Global Warming link

Global Warming 

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Maths and Climate Change: the Melting Arctic link

Maths and Climate Change: the Melting Arctic 

Stage: 4 and 5

Sea ice covers around 7% of the surface of our planet. This article explores how researchers use mathematical models to study the changes taking place in the polar seas and how these might affect the global climate.