Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th
Math skills: Circle graphs
Related Environmental issues: Recycling
About 0.9 tons of materials were recycled per person in the United States in 2018.
The circle graph below shows a breakdown of recycled materials.
How many pounds of plastics were recycled per person in 2018?
ANSWER 72 pounds
0.9 x 2000 x 0.04=72
Source: U.S. EPA. Facts and Figures about Materials, Waste and Recycling
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