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Primary Magazine - Issue 30: Mathematics and deserts


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Primary Magazine Issue 30Desert photographby Hamad Saber used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licence
 

Mathematics and deserts  

What is a desert?

Deserts are places which receive very little rainfall for long periods of time. This makes the area very dry and therefore hard to live in, but some animals and plants find ways to survive in these harsh conditions. Deserts can be hot, warm, cool or cold places. The polar regions, the Arctic and Antarctic, are cold deserts. A quarter of the world is desert; more if you include cold deserts.

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Where are they? Locate on a world map.

This map shows the Earth zones with a dry climate.
Dry climate world map by LordToran used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported licence

Here is a mind map with specific links to the mathematical activities that you might like to try should you wish to explore this region of the world.

Image Credits
Page header - desert photograph by Hamed Saber some rights reserved
Dry climate world map image
by LordToran some rights reserved

 
 
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