Grade level: 5th – 6th grades
Skills: Line graphs
Related environmental issues: Others
Throughout history, there have been a number of diseases that have spread rapidly throughout much of the world such as smallpox, tuberculosis, black death, swine flu, and HIV/AIDS. These pandemic diseases have often killed millions of people.
The number of people who is affected by these pandemic diseases sometimes goes up and down for a couple of times like waves. The line graph below shows how many people died from swine flu in England between 1918 and 1919.
- When did swine flu cause the largest number of deaths in England? A) July 1918 B) November 1918 C) January 1919 D) March 1919
- When did swine flu cause the second largest number of deaths in England? A) July 1918 B) November 1918 C) January 1919 D) March 1919
- How many waves are there?
- When swine flu pandemic returned as the second wave, was it more severe or less severe? Explain.
Source: European Center of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Retrieved form: Dworkin G, (2009) WHO moves closer to pandemic declaration. Daily Kors.
Factful Environmental Math Problems (2020)
Just published and now available from Amazon (paperback)
About this book
The objective of Factful Environmental Math Problems is to cultivate our young people’s skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data for understanding our world, while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills.
With the rise of the Internet and new technology, building skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data becomes increasingly important for our young people to prepare for this rapidly changing world. These skills minimize their chances of being brainwashed by false information and making uninformed decisions and ultimately help develop their critical thinking skills. (Read more)
Published: March 26, 2020