Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th
Math skills: Multiplying fractions
Related Environmental issues: Biodiversity / Deforestation
Asian elephants are endangered species, and its population has dropped by about 50% over the past 75 years.
Adult Asian elephants are 2 2/3 times taller than baby elephants. Baby elephants are 3 feet tall. How tall are adult Asian elephants?
ANSWER 8 (feet)
3 x 8/3 = 8
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