This set of 5 multi- page worksheets are centered around real world facts and mathematical issues about the environment. They ask students to comprehend, analyze, reason, and solve problems; then write an extended response answer in preparation for upcoming standardized testing. These can be used in a math center, are excellent for group work, or can be used as a "warm up" activity.
Plus, they are fun! Students love them because they are about "real" problems, and they are relevant to issues today. An answer key IS included. Check out the preview for a sample sheet. Enjoy these!