Which county had more COVID-19 deaths, Peru or the United States?

Grade level: 3rd – 5th grades

Skills: Bar graphs

Related environmental issues: COVID-19

Six months have passed since the COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic. The bar graph below shows the number of COVID-19 deaths per one million population of selected countries as of September 11, 2020.

  1. Which country had the most COVID-19 deaths per one million polulation?
  2. Which country had more COVID-19 deaths, Mexico or Spain?
  3. Per one million population, about how many people died from COVID-19 in the United States?
  4. The population of the United States is about 330 million. About how many people died from COVID-19 in the United States as of September 11, 2020?

Source) Real Clear Politics (September 11, 2020) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Death


Answer keys

  1. Peru  
  2. Spain
  3. About 600
  4. About 198,000 (600 x 330 = 198,000)

Factful Environmental Math Problems (2020)

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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 bottles was recycled?

Grade level: 3rd – 5th grades

Skills: Bar graphs

Related environmental issues: Recycle

 

The bar graph below shows what percentages of plastic bottles, steel cans, glass bottles, and aluminum cans were recycled in the United States in 2017.

 

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  1. Which items were recycled the most?
  2. Which items were not recycled the most?
  3. Which items were recycled more, plastic bottles or aluminum cans?
  4. Which items were recycled about half of the materials thrown away?
  5. Which items were less recycled, glass bottles or aluminum cans?
  6. About what percentage of plastic bottles were not recycled?   1 ) 10% 2)  30%  3) 70% 4) 100%

 


 

Source: U.S. EPA, 2019. “Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: 2017Fact Sheet”

 


Answer keys

1.Steel cans
2.Plastic bottles
3.Aluminum cans
4.Aluminum cans
5.Glassbottles
6. 3

 

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