[Melissa]: My name is Melissa Fiesser and I teach grade 2.
[Melissa]: What could I do with my number line? Yes?
[Melissa]: I think my students see themselves as learners that need to be engaged and I think with 21st century skills our students are demanding the technology they want to learn.
[Melissa]: My children are so excited when it's time to play mPower. I don't think they realize that they're actually learning math when they're playing mPower.
[Game Sound]: Make a five-sided shape!
[Melissa]: I would describe mPower as a great opportunity for my students to practice their learning, to also establish new concepts in math in a safe environment. But what I’m finding is it also supports our grade 2 science program about animals and animal adaptations as well as our world and global communities' unit in social studies.
[Melissa]: mPower allows students to work at their own pace. It allows them to move quickly through a level or it allows them to repeat that level if they were having difficulty. I think the fact that mPower has been developed by Ontario teachers for students in Ontario makes it a very valuable resource for me as a classroom teacher. We know that math is everywhere in our lives, and I think mPower shows them that math is everywhere. mPower is my new "go-to resource" here in my classroom.