Working with animals, for example, is a study in math because students count eggs in dozens, add and subtract money earned and spent, measure animal food in fractions of each container and equate perimeter lengths with animal pens.
Feeding the animals is not just a chore, said Walton Rural Life Center teacher Amanda Paulus.
"It gives them a lot of responsibility in that they are actually caring for something that depends on them," Paulus said.
-- By Kevin Murphy, Reuters
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