Grade level: 4th – 6th grades
Skills: Subtraction and multiplication (decimals)
Related environmental issues: Others
The majority of the world’s population has been under some type of stay-at-home orders due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Since those orders were issued, people have changed their habits and traveled less.
The table below shows the average travel distance of residents in Daytona beach, Florida, and Seattle, Washington, on February 28 and March 27, 2020.
- Between February 28 and March 27, how many less miles did the average resident in Daytona Beach travel?
- Between February 28 and March 27, how many less feet did the average resident in Seattle travel? (1 mile = 5,280 feet)
Source: The New York Times, (April 2, 2020). Where America Didn’t Stay Home Even as the Virus Spread.
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