Students at an Alabama elementary school recently explored real-world uses for math in such areas as video games and travel. The students were asked to find five ways math is used in their chosen areas. They then presented their findings to family and friends during a school math fair.
North Iowa Air Service, the fixed-base operator at Iowa's Mason City Municipal Airport, says they are "out of space." The company wants to build a new 12,000-square-foot hangar at a cost of about $500,000. While NIAS plans to pay for the project itself, it has to secure a separate lease with the airport. The Airport Commission will consider the issue in June.
After earning National Board Certification, a Maryland teacher set her sights on a new goal, competing in the annual CNN Fit Nation Triathlon. Adrienne Lagier, a high-school English teacher, was one of seven people selected to compete in the triathlon, which is intended for people who are new to the sport and begin their training "out of shape completely," she said. "We're hoping she can inspire her students to make good decisions," said CNN Medical Producer Matt Sloan.
Thirteen students with special needs entered the Los Angeles County science fair for the first time. The students tested the differing tastes, smells and appearances of organically and conventionally grown bananas, tomatoes and green beans. More than 1,000 students compete annually at the fair.
"Out of control" is how reformers describe the $17.9 billion California workers' compensation system, the most expensive in the nation. In her newly-created position as workers' compensation coordinator, Kay Baker focuses on job safety to help the Natomas Unified School District curb skyrocketing premiums.