The Lowdown — The Math of Trash: Percents and Proportions

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Don't toss the lesson in the trash. Scholars watch an informative, up-to-date video that discusses how percents and proportions help clarify data about trash, recycling, and climate change. They consider their own trash output and create a pie chart to display the information to complete the installment of The Lowdown: Real-World Math series.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a science teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have experience with percents and pie charts
  • Activity requires colored pencils or markers
Pros

  • Lists some discussion prompts to use with the class
  • Provides a pie chart template
Cons

  • None