Some students at a middle school in Massachusetts are learning math through the Adopt-A-Ship program. Lessons include calculating fuel for a Florida-based cargo ship. Students also correspond with the ship's staff and track its location. "It's cool just getting the information and then figuring out the problems from it, instead of (Mr. Wilson) just giving us an equation to do," pre-algebra student Donna Ross said. "It's a real and practical life situation."

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