This holiday season, teachers have been showing students that learning math and helping others go together.
Students at Horizon Middle School have been challenged by their teachers to bring in food for the Salvation Army, and each class has to bring in a million calories.
“You learn different statistics, like how to find percentages and averages,” sixth-grader Kya Diestler, 11, said.
Students collected the items, and kept track of them by class and student averages. The plug them into a report, and have been writing a news article on the statistics.
“It’s a lot of work for the math teachers, for the kids, but it’s got enough meaning behind it that it’s worth it,” HMS math teacher Nicolle Williams said.
As an added bonus, students are learning about giving to others in need and making an impact on the community. They solicited food from family, friends, neighbors and some spent their own money. In total, they raised 4 million calories of food.