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ERIC Number: EJ813432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Investigating the Relationship between Latitude and Temperature
McGivney-Burelle, Jean; McGivney, Raymond J.; McGivney, Katherine G.
Mathematics Teacher, v102 n3 p172-177 Oct 2008
This article describes an engaging, data-gathering activity that allows students to explore relationships between latitude and average monthly temperatures of cities in the Western Hemisphere. This data-gathering activity covered interesting and important mathematical ground and engaged students from the start. While students searched for their list of cities, the authors overheard them asking questions and exchanging ideas related to the geographical properties of the cities they chose. The introductory data-gathering portion of this activity piqued students' interest and provided the basis for mathematical relationships they found between latitude and temperature. (Contains 5 tables and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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