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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Biden promised not to build any new coal-fired plants — What state produced the largest coal?

Grade level: 4 – 5th grades

Skills: Circle graphs

Related environmental issues: Energy

Joe Biden promised that he will not build any new coal-fired plants to achieve 100% electricity from clean energy by 2035 in the United States.

The circle graph below shows the 5 largest coal-producing states in 2019.

  1. What state produced the largest coal?
  2. Wyoming and West Virginia combined, what fraction do those two states make up? A) 1/2 B) 1/3 C) 1/4 D) 1/5
  3. What state produced about 1/8 as much coal as Wyoming?

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration (2020) Coal Production Ranking


Answer

  1. Wyoming
  2. A
  3. Kentucky

     


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

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