Was it warm in the first half of November 2015 in Chicago?

Grade level:  4th – 5th grades

Skills:  Line graph

Related environmental issues: Climate 

Area level: Community

The line graph below compares max temperatures during the first half of November in 2015 (between November 1 and 15, 2015) in Chicago and the average max temperatures in Chicago.

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  1. How many days did Chicago have max temperatures lower than the average during the first half of November?
  2. About how many degrees was the max temperature in Chicago on November 2 higher than the average max temperature?  a) 25 b) 15 c) 5
  3. From this graph, what can you tell about the temperatures in Chicago during the first half of November in 2015?

Source: Weather underground

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Answer keys

  1. 1 day
  2. b
  3. Most of the days during the first half of November in Chicago were warmer than the average.  There were  5-6 days when the max temperatures were about 15 degrees warmer than the average.