School of Mathematics

Climate Change and Mathematics

These are resources for S4+ students. They give an overview of how Mathematics can help us to study and analyse Climate Change, and work to protect our planet.

Climate Change is one of the biggest issues that we are currently facing, but did you know that there is actually a lot of maths behind it?  Check out these resources to see some of the number crunching that Climate Scientists do in their fight to save our planet!

This resource pack contains a Power Point presentation and a lesson plan, to be used by teachers as they see fit. You can find such documents by clicking on the links below.

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The Mathematics of Climate Change: PowerPoint presentationOverview and Lesson Plan

The resources were produced by Mary O'Brien, under the supervision of Francesca Iezzi.

Compatibly with our resources and capacity, we would be very happy to run online workshops for Scottish schools on the topic. If you would like us to run a workshop in your school, please contact Dr Francesca Iezzi at

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