Earth Day Math- Ready to Go Word Problems to determine the Top 10 Greenest States
2 ENGAGING ACTIVITIES
1. Students will solve word problems with fractions using two different strategies. These word problems are a combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. When students know their answer they are to refer to their U.S. map to find what state makes the list.
2. There is a blank copy of the word problems for teachers to write in the values of the numbers that would fit the needs of their students. There is an answer key for the top 10 states so you can write the correct values into those states on the blank map that is also included.
The best part of this lesson is it requires students to reassess their answers. If they don't see their answer they have to go back and think about what misconception might have happened.