Natural Disasters Math Unit



The goal of this unit is to prepare you for developing an understanding of natural disasters, and how they affect our lives as it relates to math.


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A natural disaster is the consequence of a natural hazard (e.g. volcanic eruption, earthquake, or landslide) which affects human activities. Human vulnerability, exacerbated by the lack of planning or appropriate emergency management, leads to financial, environmental or human losses. (Wikipedia)


The Natural Disaster Association (NDA) is looking to recruit young meteorologists to cast on their weather channel. And some of the past cast members lacked mathematical skills it took to present and represent the actual facts involving natural disasters around the world.


We (NDA) need you to go out and research information and findings about at least 2 natural disasters in the world to make a comparison and contrast including elements of basic math.


We need you to create a portfolio that will present this information and graph data to represent your findings.


So, please read the webquest carefully and do your best in getting this position.

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