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Students Compare Sugar in Beverages

Vandalia-Butler City Schools

A Morton Middle School math teacher is using sugar as a way for students to see how math works outside of the classroom.

Susan Pulliam came up with the project while trying to find a way to incorporate reading into her math classroom.

Students are instructed to bring a drink of their choice, other than water, to class. After reading an article from Scope magazine about the amount of sugar found in many beverages, students will compile the data based on their beverages.

Pulliam says following this project students see math is more than worksheets and questions in a textbook and will be a part of their everyday lives.  She says many of the students also tell her they start paying more attention to the amount of sugar in what they eat and drink.

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