[FACTFUL MATH] Grade level: 4 – 6th grades
Math skills: Multiplication
Related Environmental issues: Energy / Climate Change
President Biden announced a plan to install 500,000 new public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to increase the number of electric vehicles running in the United States.
California has 64 charging stations per 100,000 people. The population of California is 40 million. About how many charging stations do they have?
ANSWER: About 25,600 EV charging stations
40,000,000 / 100,000= 400
64 x 400 = 25,600
Source) NREL, November 2020. EV charging stations continued strong growth in early 2020, NREL report shows.
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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