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Medford Middle Schoolers Take to the Sea to Learn Math

Field trip was funded by the Medford Arts Council.

The following was submitted by Andrews Middle School:

The Andrews Middle School announces the 2012 Math Lab Year-End Field Trip sponsored by the Medford Arts Council. 

Eighteen 7th and 8th grade students embarked on a sailing excursion aboard “Fame,” a replica 1812 privateer that sails from Salem Harbor.  Students took turns on the rudder, hoisting sails, tying knots, and charting the course.  After lunch, the trip continued with a tour of 19th Century sailing ship “Friendship.”  The tour detailed life aboard a sailing ship and the old China trade that established Salem as a leading city of the early Republic. 

The Medford Arts council provided partial funding for the trip, conducted by the National Park Service on Tuesday, June 12. 

The Andrews Middle School offers Math Lab to provide students with individualized, computerized instruction, increasing students’ confidence and competence in mathematics.   

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