How much did the tequila fish population increase per year?

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)

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How much more lands need to be protected in the U.S?

Factful math: Grade 4th-6th

Math skills: Percentage

Related Environmental issues: Biodiversity

The United States tries to protect 30% of U.S. lands and 30% of its ocean to protect wildlife by 2030.

Only 12% of lands and 23% of the ocean are protected in the U.S. The area of U.S. lands is 3.8 million mi2. How much more lands need to be protected by 2030?


ANSWER 

3.8 x 0.3 – 3.8 x 0.12 = 1.14 – 0.456

1.14 – 0.456 = 0.684 million mi2 = 684 thousand mi2 

Or 3.8 x (0.3 – 0.12) = 0.684 million mi2 = 684 thousand mi2 

 


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)

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