Climate change and sustainability as context in maths teaching
Mathematical insight is key to understanding the world around us and our impact on it. A good maths education is vital to begin solving some the problems our world faces.
Following the publication of the Department for Education’s Sustainability and climate change strategy in April 2022, schools are increasingly including climate and sustainability within their development plans and looking for ways to engage students with those issues. Through MEI’s work supporting schools, we’ve been able to create free, high-quality resources for teachers to use in the classroom that do just that.
If you want to help solve many of the big problems facing the world, including climate change, you can really help if you start with a good understanding of maths. The science and engineering needed cannot progress without it. I know this from my own experience of working on climate modelling for many years. Now, as Chair of MEI, I am pleased that MEI is helping to provide climate change maths problems for students to work on.Professor Vicky Pope, Chair of MEI
Here are a range of resources that use climate and sustainability as a context for mathematical learning.
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