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Students participate in Soroban contest

Ariel Bresler, a third-grade student at Stearley Heights Elementary School, solves a math problem during the 14th annual soroban contest April 29 at Camp Kinser. The contest gave the students a chance to learn how to use the soroban to solve mathematical equations. (Photo courtesy of Marie Lewis, DODEA district news liaison)



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This work, Students participate in Soroban contest [Image 2 of 2], by SSgt Kenneth Lewis, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.29.2013

Date Posted:05.02.2013 00:45

Photo ID:919883

VIRIN:130429-M-LK794-039

Resolution:3648x2736

Size:1.97 MB

Location:CAMP KINSER, OKINAWA, JP

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