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Word Problem Wednesday: Thanksgiving Travel And Real World Math

Nov 22, 2018

Are you visiting family or friends over the Thanksgiving holiday? If so, your travel plans may be the perfect opportunity to practice your math skills in a real world way. Calculating distance, time, fuel use, departures and arrivals...all of these are A plus math in the real world situations!

This week’s word problem challenge will boost kids math learning, and improve elementary school math skills such as addition, subtraction, and time in a fun and relatable way. Go ahead and give it a try below, and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the solution!

Question: A plane leaves New York at 10:30 am heading to California. If the flight is 5½ hours long, what time will it be in California when it lands? (New York is 3 hours ahead of California.)


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