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        The Lowdown | Rot and Rubbish: The Rancid Truth About How Much Food We Waste

        Explore the math of worldwide food waste, with focus on percentage, in this infographic from KQED. In the accompanying classroom activity, students predict the percent of food in each of the various categories (e.g., grains, fruit, etc.) that their own families waste, and then compare their predictions with US national averages. Throughout the lesson, they consider relationships among percent, part, and whole. To get the most from this lesson, students should have some prior exposure to percent. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

        This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School collection.

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