Factful math: Grade 4th-6th
Math skills: Percentage increase
Related Environmental issues: Energy
The U.S. now has the highest gasoline price since 2014.
About how many percentages is the gasoline price higher now than that in April 2020?
A. 40% B. 70%
(3.27 – 1.94) / 1.94 = about 70%
Source: EIA, U.S. All Grades All Formulations Retail Gasoline Prices
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