In what state do COVID-19 cases increase the fastest between people?

Grade level: 4 – 6th grades

Skills: Multiplication / Division

Related environmental issues: COVID-19

COVID-19 cases are once again rising across the United States.

The map shows daily new cases per 100,000 people.


  1. In which state do COVID-19 cases increase the most between people?
  2. In which state do COVID-19 cases increase about 1/7 as fast between people as North Dakota?
  3. There are about 1.4 million people live in Hawaii. About how many daily new cases found in Hawaii?

Source: Source) Harvard Global Health Institute, Key Metrics for COVID Suppression


Answer

  1. North Dakota
  2. California
  3. About 70 cases [1,4000,000/100,000=14 14 x 5 = 70]

     


Factful Environmental Math Problems (2020)

Just published and now available from Amazon  (paperback)

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)

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Published: March 26, 2020

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Biden calls for 100% electricity from clean energy – What percentage does clean energy make up now?

Grade level: 4 – 5th grades

Skills: Circle graphs

Related environmental issues: Energy

To combat climate change, Joe Biden will try to generate 100% electricity from clean energy by 2035 in the United States.

The circle graph below shows energy sources used to generate electricity in the U.S. in 2020.

  1. What energy source does the United States use the most to generate electricity?
  2. What energy source does the Untied States use as much as coal to generate electricity?
  3. Clean energy includes nuclear power and renewables. What percentage does clean energy make up?

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly


Answer

  1. Natural gas
  2. Nuclear power
  3. 39% (20 + 19 = 39)

     


Factful Environmental Math Problems (2020)

Just published and now available from Amazon  (paperback)

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)

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Published: March 26, 2020

Price: $6.25