Gift-buying project offers lessons in money matters for N.C. students

12/11/2012 | Cary News (N.C.), The

About 120 Apex, N.C., sixth-graders set out to buy $100 in presents for three boys and three girls as part of an Angel Tree project. Teachers, however, used the opportunity to teach the students about calculating discounts, taxes and other money-related matters. "Each student was assigned a role: team leader, map reader, calculator, checker or timekeeper," said math teacher Karla Mullen.

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