Grade level: 3 – 6th grades
Math Skills: Measurement / Temperature
Related environmental issues: Climate Change
The World Meteorological Organization announced that 2020 could become the second warmest year since 1850 when modern temperature records began.
The average global temperature in 2020 is about 1.2 °C above the pre-industrial level. Scientists have suggested to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 °C to protect our planet. What is 1.2 °C in °F? Use 1°F = 5/9°C.
- 2.16 °F
- 2.7 °F
1°F = 5/9°C
X°F = 1.2°C
X=1.2÷ 5/9=1.2 x 9÷5=2.16°C
Source) World Meteorological Organization, 2020. 2020 on track to be one of three warmest years on record.
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)
Published: March 26, 2020