Little Shoppers Learn Big Lesson

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Charleston, SC (WCSC) - Addition and subtraction may seem like small matters, but in life these skills carry a lot of weight.

Thurday night hundreds of children from Berkeley Elementary stormed the Food Lion in Moncks Corner for Family Math Night.

"We decided to turn our grocery store into a mini classroom to get teachers, friends and students to come together in a safe environment so they can have fun and learn.  It's like preparing them for the real world," said Christina Rhames of Food Lion.

Students from kindergarten through fifth grade and their parents crowded the aisles of the grocery store filling out worksheets.

The questions varied according to grade level.  Some of the children were asked to compare the weight of a potato to an orange.

Joe Wallace and his first grade son, Jalen, participated in the Family Math Night.

"I hope one of the things he takes from this is knowing how to budget," said Joe Wallace.

Food Lion's corporate headquarters came up with the idea.

The Moncks Corner location plans to host another Family Math Night next year.

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