Grade level: 4-5th grades
Skills: Subtraction (decimals)
Related environmental issues: Energy
Area level: National
Average gasoline price in the United States was $2.25 for a gallon in the week of October 5, 2015. That in the Midwest region was $2.33.
- What was the difference between the gas price in the Midwest region and the average gas price in the US?
- Average gasoline price in Texas in the same week was $2.04 for a gallon. Was the price higher or lower than the average?
- Average gasoline price in the United States was 3.25 in the week of October 4, 2014. Did the gasoline price increase or decline over the year? And how much?
Source: US Energy Information Administration
- $0.08 (2.33-2.25=0.08)
- declined by $1 (3.25-2.25=1.00)