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River Rescue - Math Word Problems  

 

 

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1. There was an oil spill at a nearby lake. Ten responders arrive to help with clean up. Each responder rescues two ducks. How many ducks total were rescued?
    10
    20
    30
 
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2. A mother duck is looking for her ducklings. She finds five of them behind a bush, three behind a rock, and the last three floating on a lake. How many ducklings are there total?
    11
    13
    15
 
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3. A vet examines twenty five pelicans. After the examination, five pelicans are cleaned from oil. What percent of pelicans are still covered in oil and are ready to be cleaned?
    40%
    60%
    80%
 
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4. From the previous question, what percent of pelicans have been cleaned?
    10%
    20%
    30%
 
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5. A middle school student is working on a project to see how many lakes have been affected by oil. She finds that twenty of the one hundred lakes she researched have been affected by oil at some point. What fraction (reduced) of lakes have been affected by oil?
    1/5
    1/4
    1/3
 
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6. A volunteer cleaning group picks up garbage on a road. They are split into seven groups. Each group fills up three whole bags of garbage. How many bags of garbage were filled up?
    10
    16
    21
 
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7. A mother has collected eighty bottles to place in a recycling bin. In numerical form, that is
    80
    800
    8,000
 
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8. From the previous question, if half of the bottles are colored, what fraction of bottles are colored?
    1/4
    1/2
    1/3
 
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9. A goose laid four eggs. One egg has already hatched. How many eggs are left to be hatched?
    1
    2
    3
 
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10. A beaver is sitting by a river. It notices seven ducks, six herons, eight swans, and six pelicans floating on the water. How many swans and pelicans are there total?
    10
    12
    14
 
   
 



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