WILDFIRES IN 2021- HOW MANY MANHATTANS CAN BE FIT?

Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th

Math skills: Division (large numbers)

Related Environmental issues: Air / deforestation /climate change

Wildfires burned about 7 million acres in the United States in 2021.

Manhattan is about 14 thousand acres. How many Manhattans can be fit in 

7 million acres?


ANSWER  500

7,000,000 / 14,000 = 500

Source: U.S. EPA. National Interagency Coordination Center, 2022. Wildland Fire Summary and Statistics Annual Report 2021.

 


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)

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How much CO2 do we need to reduce by 2030 to achieve net zero by 2050?

Factful math: Grade 4th-6th

Math skills: Percent change

Related Environmental issues: Climate change

To keep global warming to no more than 1.5°C, we need to be net zero emissions by 2050.

To achieve net zero by 2050, how much CO2 do we need to reduce by 2030?

A) 40% B) 60%


ANSWER A

[Percent Change] (34-21)/34×100=38.2…=about 40%

Source: IEA, Net Zero by 2050.

 


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)

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Published: March 26, 2020

Price: $6.25