Fifth grade students spent some time before the Thanksgiving vacation learning a valuable lesson in both math and giving.
Students brought in canned goods to examine each items’ nutritional value. They then converted the amounts of various nutrients found in the ingredients from percentages to decimals and then to fractions.
This lesson allowed the students to apply math to the real world while learning a greater lesson -a great way to help those less fortunate. All canned food items brought in to school were donated to the Tucson Community Food Bank after the math lesson was completed.
What a great way to combine learning with helping our community, fifth graders!