Concern for environment declines
This article and graph could be used as a starting point for work either in mathematics or environmental studies. The pictograph at the top of the graphical representation deserves attention as to what it is representing. The survey sample size and the percentages give scope for practising numeracy skills. The listing of environmental problems gives the opportunity to highlight why the percentages in the following paragraphs sum to more than 100%.
Depending on the age of students and the region it would be possible to use this article as a starting point for students to devise a survey to find out people's views on these issues in their locality.
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