# our electricity price–High or low? – A

Last updated: July 27, 2020

Math Skill: Number comparison (decimal numbers)

Science Subject: Our Energy Resources

Area level: State-scale

Environmental Area: Energy

Purpose: Understand the price of electricity varies by state, compare electricity prices in Indiana with other states, and develop awareness of electricity consumption

### BACKGROUND FOR THE TEACHER

The price of electricity in our country varies by state. The state with the highest residential electricity price was Hawaii, at 32.77 cents/kwh, as of April 2020. The state with the lowest electricity price, on the other hand, was Louisiana, at 9.25 cents/kwh. The electricity price in Indiana was 12.60 cents/kwh and the price was lower than the U.S. average—13.28 cents.

#### 1) Energy in Indiana 2) Our energy sources 3) Who supplies energy to Evansville?

Math Skill: Number comparison (decimal numbers)

Using the electricity prices in 10 states in April 2020, students are asked to order 10 decimal numbers on the number line.

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Using the electricity prices in 10 states in April 2020, students are asked to compare two decimal numbers by using < or > symbols.