Welcome to TVO’s mPower! In this video, we are highlighting one of our creative online Grade 1 games: Measure Mart.
In this game, players visit a grocery store and develop their knowledge of attributes, units, and measurement sense by estimating the length and height of an item and checking their estimates using non-standard units.
[Game Sound]: Which one do you think is 3 pencils long?
Players find produce, bakery, and dairy items that meet particular length and height specifications on a shopping list.
[Game Sound]: Let's check your estimate. Measure it with 3 pencils.
Players make and check their estimates by tiling and measuring the items using non-standard measurement tools found in their backpacks.
[Game Sound]: Is this 3 pencils long?
Players must confirm their estimation by clicking the yes or no button. If correct, lights flash on the screen.
If the response is incorrect, hints are provided to aid the player.
[Game Sound]: One
[Game Sound]: Two
[Game Sound]: Three
[Game Sound]: It is 3 pencils long.
In the last stage of the game, players are challenged to iterate when checking their estimations with only one non-standard measurement item.
[Game Sound]: There's only 1 key
[Game Sound]: Is this 3 keys long?
[Game Sound]: Awesome! You stretched your brain with that estimate!
[Game Sound]: It is 3 keys long.
In between each game stage, there is a fun speed shopping activity where players quickly tap on as many grocery items as they can to add to their shopping cart.
By the end of the game, students should be able to estimate the length and height of an item and check their estimates using non-standard units.
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