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Occasionally, my job requires that I do some travel.

As I was getting ready for my most recent trip, my husband said to me, “You do realize that you are 91 miles away from 900,000.”

In airline speak, that means that I have flown almost 900,000 miles with the airline since I signed up for their frequent flier program.

So, my first question is how many miles have I flown?

My goal this year is to hit the one million mile mark.

And that makes my second question, how many miles do I need to fly to reach the one million mile mark?

How do you think your kiddos would answer my two questions, and what strategies and reasoning do you think they might use?

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  1. Katie #

    So, you’ve flown 899,909 miles, and you have 100, 091 miles to go until you hit the 1,000,000 mile mark. Wow! That’s impressive. My questions are – how long did it take you to accumulate those frequent flyer miles? in years? in months? in days? And do you get something special from the airline when you hit 1,000,000? I certainly hope so!

    February 2, 2015
    • WOW!! Thank you for adding more to the context. So appreciate it.

      February 12, 2015
  2. Esther #

    Just a thought…how many years might it take you to accumulate that many miles if you flew _____? many miles a year? If you doubled that amount, how many years/months?
    Well done…love this way of problem solving!

    February 11, 2015
    • Thank you for sharing your questions. Appreciate the push to add some more depth to the task.

      February 12, 2015

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