6th and 7th grade math students will investigate the following areas:
Families in Nairobi spend 30% of their household income on their "dirty" water (per our source in Nairobi). What is their household income and what is 30% of that? What % of our income do we spend on water in the US?
Compare scale drawings of students' houses to the typical "house" in Nairobi and find the approx. square footage/person in both Nairobi and the US. (7th grade only)
Calculate the cost of "clean" bottle of water when a Life Straw is purchased.
Students will also investigate other implications and areas of interest based on student/group choice.