[FACTFUL MATH] Grade level: 3 – 5th grades
Math skills: Bar graph / Average
Related Environmental issues: COVID-19
The bar graph below compares the number of people flying during the first week of May in 2019, 2020, and 2021 in the United States.
- In which year, did the least number of people fly?
2. Does more people fly in 2021 than in 2020?
3. Does more people fly in 2021 than in 2019?
4. On average, about how many more/less people are flying a day in 2021 than in 2019?
A. 800 B. 6,000 C. 800 thousand D. 6 million
- 3 (14,000 – 8,500) / 7≈ 800 (thousand) less people are flying in 2021 in a day
Source: US Transportation Security Administration, TSA checkpoint travel numbers
Factful Environmental Math Problems (2020)
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