Welcome to TVO’s mPower! In this video, we are highlighting one of our creative online Grade 3-6 games: Food on the Move
In this game, players travel to Sauble Beach to help operate a food truck. Players develop their knowledge of Number Sense and Numeration by determining the cost of purchases and adding and subtracting money amounts.
When playing for the first time, players, whether they are in grade 3 or 6, begin at the grade 3 level, Appetizer Apprentice. As players complete a grade level, the next grade level is unlocked
In Stage 1, players must go to the market to purchase items for the food truck. In grade 3, players relate multiplication of one-digit numbers to real-life situations. In grades 4-6, players apply their understanding of simple multiplicative relationships involving unit rate. Players tap and drag the correct money amount to the counter and then tap Buy.
In Stage 2, players create combos and assign a cost to each item. First, players tap and drag food down onto the tray to create combos. The player taps Create Combo when they have finished making their choices.
Next, players tap and drag price tags to their food choices. Players apply addition skills to ensure the total amount of the three items on the tray adds up to the target combo total. Players tap Price Combo when the sum of the three items equals the combo total.
In Stage 3, players subtract money amounts to make change. Players tap and drag money from the till to the counter to represent the difference between what a customer pays for a combo and the cost of the combo. Players tap Give Change to complete the transaction.
Players are provided with feedback on their addition, subtraction and multiplication skills. If needed, scaffolding will provide hints and suggestions to help the player complete the task and solve the problem.
By the end of the game, students should be able to determine the cost of purchases and add and subtract money amounts.
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