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Recycled plastic math problem

In 2012, the U.S. produced 32 million tons of plastic. Only 9% was recovered for recycling.  How much was recovered?   How much would be recovered if 20% were recycled? It takes 100 to 400 years for plastics to break down … Continue reading

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The math behind plastic bottle recycling

It’s just one more week until Earth Day.  Here is an Earth Day Math problem submitted by one of our staff.  Don’t forget to send your Earth Day Math problems to earthday@ascendmath.com The first 10 classrooms to send a math … Continue reading

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