United States Mint Launches New Online Education Game "Map Mania"

PRWeb | January 16, 2020

The United States Mint (Mint) launched its newest educational game "Map Mania." This game teaches U.S. geography, helping students to learn the 50 states, state capitals, and state trivia based on the America the Beautiful Quarters® and 50 State Quarters Programs. Map Mania is one of 12 free online educational games on the Mint’s Kids Site, which was recently named a finalist for the Best Public Education Website in the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) Excellence in Currency 2019 Coin Awards. The Mint’s Kids Site also features a digital library of U.S. coins and coin programs, educational videos, 100+ free printable coin coloring pages, and hundreds of free online K-12 lesson plans.

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SmartBrief Readers Select the National Certificate for STEM Teaching as a Co-Winner in the 2022 EdTech Readers’ Choice Awards

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