N.C. students find algebra easy to swallow

01/3/2013 | Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.)

Vending machines offering healthy items at Evergreen Community Charter School in Asheville, N.C., also are providing an opportunity for seventh-graders to learn how algebra works in real life. Students are using algebra skills to determine how many of certain vending machine items need to be sold to reach revenue and nutrition goals under the Green Ribbon Schools program, which calls for designated schools to serve healthy and environmentally friendly foods. "It's cool to be able to take the math and do something real with it," said seventh-grader Molly Schantz.

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