Thursday, March 8, 2007

Math Challenge March 8

When 10-year-old Amelia Mary Earhart saw her first plane at a state fair, she was not impressed. "It was a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked not at all interesting," she said. It wasn't until Earhart attended a stunt-flying exhibition, almost a decade later, that she became seriously interested in aviation.

Amelia was born July 24, 1897.

1. What year was she 10 years old?

2. Earhart took her first flying lesson on January 3, 1921, How old was she then?

This one will be a bit challenging for the younger ones, so they only have to answer # 1 – you can use a timeline to help!

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