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        The Lowdown | How California Distributes Its Water in Dry Times: Percent and Proportions

        In this infographic, explore the math of water use, water rationing, and drought in California, with a focus on percentage and proportion. In the accompanying classroom activity, students estimate their family’s daily water usage in gallons. They display these figures in a pie chart and consider how the chart would change if they used less water. To get the most from this lesson, students should have some prior experience calculating percentages and should be familiar with ratios.

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