Thanks to a program sponsored by Food Lion, kids get a grocery shopping lesson on Math Night. While math may not be their favorite subject, students enjoy taking the lead in making good choices when food shopping.
When Connor O’Brien goes shopping with his mom, he is used to holding a calculator. Recently, he had a clipboard as he went through the aisles at Food Lion.
Connor was among nearly 75 students from Riverwood who were shopping on a budget on “Math Night”
“I do like how everybody is having to figure it out, so when they’re grown up, they know the price of different things and how healthy things are,” he said.
Students in grades 3-5 were asked to find items from all five food groups for under $40. Their teachers were at the front of the store, and shey shopped with their parents. They did not actually have to buy the items they found, but they recorded them on a worksheet.