States with Top Wind Power

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Grade level: 4-5th grades

Skills: Rounding and place value of decimal numbers

Related environmental issues: Energy

Area level: National

As of June 2015, Texas state has the largest wind power at 15.6 megawatts*. Califirnia and Iowa states follow at 6.0 and 5.7 megawatts, respectively.

  1. Round each number to the nearest ones place.

2. Round each number to the nearest tens place.

3. What is the place value of 6 for the number of Texas state?

Data source: U.S. Department of Energy, 2015

*1 megawatt=1,000 kilowatts=100,000 watts

Answer keys

  1. 16.0, 6.0, and 6.0
  2. 20, 10, and 10
  3. tenths