Resources for teachers on teaching climate science in Use of Mathematics from CPDN, University of Oxford
Use of Mathematics
In Simple Climate Model students use an Excel spreadsheet or a graphic calculator to find polynomial functions to model temperature change and compare these with an exponential model. This covers part of the content of ‘working with graphical and algebraic techniques’, one of the compulsory units for AS: Use of Mathematics.
In Chaotic Population students use a graphic calculator, then a spreadsheet, to investigate a recurrence relation which simulates population changes, some of which exhibit chaotic behaviour. This covers part of the content of ‘Applying Mathematics’, the other compulsory unit for AS: Use of Mathematics.
Title and Description  Notes 

Simple Climate Model Requires Excel 
Students’ worksheet (pdf, 260KB) 
Teachers’ notes (pdf, 250KB) 

Simple Climate Model Requires a graphical calculator 
Students’ worksheet (pdf, 190KB) 
Teachers’ notes (pdf, 140KB) 

Chaotic Population Model Requires a graphical calculator and Excel 
Students’ notes (pdf, 190KB) 
Students’ worksheet (xls, 20KB)  
Teachers’ notes (pdf, 190KB) 