Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th
Math skills: bar graph / division
Related Environmental issues: Climate Change
Tremendous damage was caused by Hurricane Ida. Scientists warms that climate change may make hurricanes more dangerous and costly.
The bar graph below shows the five most expensive hurricanes in U.S. history.
The U.S. spends $28 billion a year for children’s meals at school. How many times more did Hurricane Katrina cost?
- 17 times
- 6 times
- 0.2 times
170 / 28 = about 6 (times)
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