Maths and Climate Change

The problems and interactivities in this feature will allow you to explore the impact of your lifestyle choices and help you to gain a better understanding of the contributors to global emissions.

Numbers to do with carbon emissions occur again and again in the public space, and we hope that these activities will help you to compare and contextualise them. 

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The live problems will be open for solutions until Monday $6^{th}$ December.

 

Comparing Carbon Footprints 

Age 11 to 18
Challenge Level
This interactivity is designed to help you gain a better understanding of how your lifestyle choices can affect your carbon footprint.

Food Impacts 

Age 11 to 18
Challenge Level
In this interactivity you are asked to pair off different food types with the emissions created in their production.

Comparing Carbon Savings 

Age 11 to 18
Challenge Level
This interactivity is designed to help you gain a better understanding of how changes to your lifestyle can reduce your carbon footprint.

Waste and Recycling 

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level
Can you use the given information to work out how much plastic a family recycles?

Minimal Connector 

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level
Can you find the most efficient way to connect four towns?

A Frosty Puddle 

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level
Can you draw a sketch of how Frosty's volume changes as his height decreases?

Frosty the Snowman 

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level
Frosty the Snowman is melting. Can you use your knowledge of differential equations to find out how his volume changes as he shrinks?