Weather temperatures have been extreme in the World lately. Australia is experiencing an unprecedented heat wave and the U.S. is experiencing a Polar Vortex. Let your students examine these current events while perfecting their integer subtraction, analysis, understanding.
CCSS: 7.NS.1, 7.NS.3, MP2
The Activity: TemperatureChanges2019.pdf
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