EARTH DAY math
This activity is a compliment to a math/algebra class. The skills are usually covered prior to Earth Day, April 22, giving students the opportunity to apply the skills they have acquired.
These application problems can be review, refresher, or an extra challenge. You can use a few of the worksheets or all of them throughout the month of April or just for the week of Earth Day.
In addition to the awareness (Earth Day) and cross-curricular focus (science in math), I use these worksheets to encourage careful reading of math problems. Assessments follow in May and a difficult aspect of taking assessments is reading and interpreting what the problem is asking. These problems require students to read carefully before doing any math.
reading for meaning
percent of percent
using linear models
rate in context
key words: Earth Day, algebra