What percentages do China, USA, and India make up in the world’s coal consumption?

Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th

Math skills: Circle graphs

Related Environmental issues: Climate change

At COP26, more than 40 countries agreed to shift away from coal by 2040.

China, India, and USA haven’t signed up the coal phaseout pledge yet. What percentage do these countries combined make up?


ANSWER 73%

56+11+6=73

Source: IEA, World coal consumption, 1978-2020. [https://www.iea.org/data-and-statistics/charts/world-coal-consumption-1978-2020]

 


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 far can an Ornate box turtle move in 10 minutes?

Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th

Math skills: Speed

Related Environmental issues: Biodiversity / Deforestation

Ornate box turtles are endangered in northern United States including Wisconsin.

The average walking speed of a box turtle about 0.2mph. How far can a box turtle move in 10 minutes?

1 mile = 5280 feet


ANSWER 176 feet

0.2 mile = 5280 x 0.2 = 1056 feet

1056feet/60min=xfeet/10min

1056/6=176feet

 


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