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Scotia-Glenville program engages 7th-graders in math enrichment

Scotia-Glenville Middle School students listen as GE Engineer Faisal Ahmad teaches them about percentages.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Scotia-Glenville Middle School students listen as GE Engineer Faisal Ahmad teaches them about percentages.
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These Scotia-Glenville Middle School students were trying to be smart shoppers. All were given $130 in hypothetical money to spend on school supplies. Each of them had three coupons — one for 30 percent off an item, one for 15 percent off and one for $5 off — and they were trying to decide what to “buy” and which coupon to use to maximize their savings. Should they get that desk for $79? Or a ...

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