This is from a release I got from Mike McCagg at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Schools:
About 90 fourth grade students at Pieter B. Coeymans will be getting a real life lesson in mathematics and economics today in the aisles of Wal Mart. Armed with calculators, pencils, paper and a shopping list of items that will be donated to needy area families, groups of the 10-year-olds will be let loose in Wal Mart to find the best deals and stick within their budget, said Karen Miller, math curriculum content specialist.
This is a great idea since a lot of those kids will probably end up working at Walmart someday. Now that's a real life lesson.