Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th
Math skills: Average
Related Environmental issues: Biodiversity / Deforestation
MEXICAN TEQUILA FISH has been saved from extinction after decades of conservation effort.
The UK’s Chester Zoo and the Michoacán University in Mexico succeeded in increasing the number of the tequila fish to 10,000 in 4 years.
How much did the tequila fish population increase per year?
ANSWER 2,500 per year
10,000 / 4 = 2,500
Source: euronews.green, “The ‘charismatic’ Mexican tequila fish has been saved from extinction – here’s how”
FACTFUL ENVIRONMENTAL MATH PROBLEMS (2020)
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The objective of Factful Environmental Math Problems is to cultivate our young people’s skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data for understanding our world, while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills.
With the rise of the Internet and new technology, building skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data becomes increasingly important for our young people to prepare for this rapidly changing world. These skills minimize their chances of being brainwashed by false information and making uninformed decisions and ultimately help develop their critical thinking skills. (Read more)
Published: March 26, 2020