This Around the World Activity features true and interesting facts about countries from around the world embedded into inequality word problems. I originally created this to get my students used to having irrelevant facts and unknown words in math problems but they loved the concept so much that it became something more.
The names used in the problem, and specific activities that each problem is about are based off researched information about each country. There are also facts about each country on the back.
The inequality problems are fairly challenging. This will take at least one class period to complete! Great for gifted students of advanced/honors classes.
This is excellent for a cross-curriculum lesson!