Published on January 7, 2017
Available in both paperback and kindle (ebook) formats from Amazon.com
Kindle eBook $4.49 USD
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The objective of 225 Math Quizzes That Will Make You an Environmental Expert is to increase children’s knowledge on environmental issues while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills.
In an era when redesigning each community in which all needs are met in sustainable ways is a key to the success of the community, building knowledge and skills to address complex environmental challenges has become more critical than ever.
The importance of environmental education for children was highlighted when environmental education was included in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that replaced the No Child Left Behind Act on December 10, 2015. ESSA emphasizes that both strengthening academic skills and developing a deeper understanding of environmental issues is essential to enhance students’ learning and academic success.
225 Math Quizzes That Will Make You an Environmental Expert was designed to enhance both academic achievement and environmental knowledge of children. While traditional educational materials provide information on their subject matters only, this material integrated environmental subjects into one of the most important core academic subjects – mathematics.
225 Math Quizzes That Will Make You an Environmental Expert covers the national math standards for fifth grade. It also encourages children to challenge themselves beyond the material they have already mastered by connecting their learning with environmental situations in real world. Each quiz shows ongoing environmental issues in the United States and around the world, using the latest data from organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Using actual data and real-life examples, the quizzes provide children opportunities to stimulate independent thinking, promote their academic success, and gain confidence in their abilities to learn. I strongly believe that 225 Math Quizzes That Will Make You an Environmental Expert will help foster the new generation of leaders and good environmental citizens.
Hideka Yamaguchi, Ph.D.
Founder of Blueggs Environmental Education, Ltd.