Grade level: 3rd – 5th grades
Skills: Bar graph
Related environmental issues: Energy
A wide range of industries has been threatened by the coronavirus outbreak, and several major companies such as JC Penny, GNC, Pier 1, Chuck E Cheese, and Brooks Brother filed for bankruptcy one after another. The U.S. coal industry is no exception.
The bar graph below shows the amount of coal consumed per person for the 3 month period in the United States during April 2019 and June 2020.
- During which period, did the United States consume the largest amount of coal?
- During which period, did the United States consume more coal, [April, May & June, 2019] or [April, May & June, 2020]?
- During which period, did the United States consume as much coal as [April, May & June, 2019]?
- During which period, did the United States consume the least amount of coal?
Source: U.S. Energy information Administration (U.S. EIA) (August, 2020) Short-term Energy Outlook (Table 1. U.S. Energy Markets Summary)
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