School of Mathematics

Climate Change and Mathematics

COMING SOON: On this page you can find some 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 our resources to see some of the number crunching that Climate Scientists do in their fight to save our planet!

The resource pack contains a Power Point presentation and a lesson plan, to be used by teachers as they see fit. The resources were produced by Mary O'Brien, under the supervision of Francesca Iezzi.

A final version of the resources will appear soon on this page, but in the meanwhile, we would be very happy to share a (close to final) draft, in case you want to use it in your classroom. If that is the case, please contact

Compatibly with our 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