Customers at the downtown National City Bank were a little surprised Friday to discover that their tellers had shrunk. The little people behind the counters were third-graders at Woodlawn Elementary School.
Barbara Matheny, a teacher at the school, came up with the idea for her students' field trip and worked with parent Danae Boyd, who is a district sales executive for National City.
"The whole idea is to show how to use math in everyday situations," Matheny says, noting that she wanted to expose the children to more than just a tour.
The children pieced together the money puzzle as they spent time not only working in bank positions, such as teller, but buying stocks, taking out loans for small businesses and balancing checkbooks at a reality store.