How many species are threatened with extinction?

Grade level: 4th – 5th grades

Skills: Rounding (whole numbers)

Related environmental issues: Biodiversity

The number of species that are at risk of becoming scarce has been increasing. They are threatened with extinction mainly because they lost their homes. Humans are responsible for the habitat loss when we destroy their habitats by developing housing, industry, and agriculture. The table below shows number of threatened species.

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  1. Round the number of threatened insects to the nearest thousands.
  2. Round the number of threatened fishes to the nearest hundreds.
  3. Round the number of threatened plants to the nearest thousands.
  4. Round the number of threatened mammals to the nearest tens.
  5. Round the number of total threatened species to the nearest ten thousands.


Source: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 2020, Summary statistics (Table 1a)

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