How many times more CO2 does pork dinner emit to produce than steak dinner?

Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th

Math skills: fraction

Related Environmental issues:Climate change

How many times more CO2 does the pork dinner emit to produce than the steak dinner?

[A. 4 times more B. 1/4 times more]


ANSWER 

8.18 / 36.45  = about 1/4

Source: Teletrac Navman, Food miles and CO2 emissions infographic


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 of plastic waste do we generate?

Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th

Math skills: Percentage

Related Environmental issues: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle

The amount of plastic waste has been increasing and 75% of them ended up in landfills in the United States.

The line graphs below shows the amount of plastic waste per capita in landfills.

How many pounds of plastic waste was generated per capita in 2018? 


ANSWER 

165 / 0.75 = 220 pounds

Source: U.S. EPA, Plastics: Material-Specific Data


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