Grade level: 4 – 5th grades
Skills: Circle graphs
Related environmental issues: Energy
Joe Biden promised that he will not build any new coal-fired plants to achieve 100% electricity from clean energy by 2035 in the United States.
The circle graph below shows the 5 largest coal-producing states in 2019.
- What state produced the largest coal?
- Wyoming and West Virginia combined, what fraction do those two states make up? A) 1/2 B) 1/3 C) 1/4 D) 1/5
- What state produced about 1/8 as much coal as Wyoming?
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration (2020) Coal Production Ranking
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