Bart is learning multiplication. He knows most of the facts below 10. But I think it's boring to memorize a bunch of facts. So I think of practical problems for him to solve with multiplication. In this worksheet, we work with time, distance, and speed.

In the first problem, I ask him to calculate the speed of an airplane that travels from Philadelphia to California in six hours:

In the first problem, I ask him to calculate the speed of an airplane that travels from Philadelphia to California in six hours:

I broke it down into:

1. how many miles traveled in the first three hours? He got 1500 right away

2. how many in the first hour? I forgot if he got 500 or if I had to give hints.

Then, I asked about the speed of a car that goes from here to my parents' house. He knows it takes 30 minutes, and I tell him it's 15 miles.

1. how many miles traveled in the first three hours? He got 1500 right away

2. how many in the first hour? I forgot if he got 500 or if I had to give hints.

Then, I asked about the speed of a car that goes from here to my parents' house. He knows it takes 30 minutes, and I tell him it's 15 miles.

I had to lead him a little. But, he didn't cry. In fact, I thought he did very well and give him a lot of encouragement. I think that was a good call because a few days later, he asked to do more worksheets with distance and speed.