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Aim in Leeds - Analysing the Weather Page

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Created on 20 April 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 28 August 2008 by ncetm_administrator

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Making use of a daily newspaper weather page is an excellent resource for teaching mathematics.

Some reasons for pupils to use the weather page are:

  1. It contains a massive amount of ‘real’ and current information.
  2. It provides opportunities for pupils to work with a range of areas for Handling Data, again using ‘real’ information.
  3. It provides opportunities for cross-curricular work.

The way I used a collection of weather pages gathered over several weeks, was to distribute copies to pairs of pupils, in a Y9 mixed-attainment class, and asked then what different tasks they could construct using some aspect of the information.  Using this as a starting point pupils developed their own projects using different parts of the data on offer.  The culmination was a write-up in the form of a project booklet.

  Click here to download the Analysing the Weather Page pdf



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