Grade level: 4th – 6th grades
Skills: Converting percents to fractions and decimals
Related environmental issues: Recycle
The bar graph below shows how many percent of plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass bottles, and steel cans were recycled in the United States in 2014.
- Write down how many percent of each items were recycled. Then convert percents to decimals and fractions. Write fractions in simplest form.
- Look at the table you created in #1 and use <, > to show which number is larger.
Sources: “Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: 2014 Fact Sheet” published by the U.S. EPA in November 2016