The popular agricultural education gaming site MyAmericanFarm.org now includes an updated version of the Farmers’ Market Challenge, a game that helps students in kindergarten through fifth grade practice essential math skills while learning about food and healthy choices. After correctly answering math questions, such as how much change do you get back if you buy $2.50 worth of squash and pay the farmer $3, the player gets to read agricultural facts, such as vegetables that are high in potassium—sweet potatoes, white beans and tomatoes—are nutritious.
As with all of the games available at MyAmericanFarm.org, the Farmers’ Market Challenge is aligned to educational standards. The game also now includes an “Easy Reader” e-Comic book that takes young readers on a virtual trip to a farmers’ market with their friends. Both the game and e-Comic can be found at http://www.myamericanfarm.org/games/farmers_market_challenge/.
My American Farm is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. It is made possible through the support of title sponsor DuPont Pioneer.
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