Are we there yet?
I still ask that question, so it makes sense that my kids do, too. Fortunately, they’re at the age where I can get them to figure it out for themselves. It’s one of those word problems they’d normally hate:
If the car is traveling at a speed of 68 MPH and we’re at mile-marker 162…
But during a recent trip to see my mom, we decided to figure out not just the distance to our destination, but the distance to our favorite taco truck, which sits at the half-way point somewhere in Harrisonburg. From here on out, we’ve decided to call all trip calculations “taco math” (even if no tacos are actually involved.)
Figured I’d share it here, because while I’m always good at encouraging summer reading, I’m not usually as good at encouraging summer math. My daughter figures out the rough estimates. My son tries to figure it out exactly. Here’s his formula:
Our mid-point destination!
A dollar each!