# DO WE USE LOTS OF ENERGY? – B

Last updated: October 4, 2018

Math Skill: Interpreting circle graphs / Use <, > & = symbols (2-digit numbers)

Science Subject: Our Energy Resources

Area level: National-scale

Environmental Area: Energy

Purpose: Understand energy consumption in our country compared to other countries and develop awareness of our energy use

### BACKGROUND FOR THE TEACHER

Our country consumes the second largest amounts of energy in the world, only after China.  According to the Statistic Review of World Energy prepared by BP, primary energy use in the United States in 2019 was 94.65 exajoules. It accounts for 16% of the total energy consumption in the world (BP, 2020).

Our energy consumption is about 3 times larger than India – the third largest energy consumer.

Six countries with the world’s
largest energy consumption (Source:BP, 2020)

### TEACHER GUIDE

The purpose of this activity is to enhance students’ skills in interpreting circle graphs (PROBLEM A & B). This activity provides 2 worksheets with information on the six largest energy consuming countries in the world in 2019. The data used in this activity was obtained from BP.

Math Skill: Interpreting circle graphs

Using the circle graph on energy consumption by countries in the world, students are asked to interpret the graph.

### Related problem

Math Skill: Interpreting circle graphs / Use <, > & = symbols (2-digit numbers)

Using the circle graph on energy consumption in the world, students are asked to compare the size of portions.  They use the symbols <, >, and = to compare numbers.