Today's Fresh Look Fridays website focuses on a great educational game called "Select a Stamp". It's put on by the BBC (which, by the way, publishes TONS of cool, interactive websites that are perfect for use on a SMART Board).
Students are first asked to measure and record the parcel's length, then weigh and record the parcel's weight -- all in metric! (sorry American friends!) At that point, they must proceed to the postage area where they have to select a stamp from a grid based on the length and weight of the parcel. Unfortunately, this uses British currency, but the concept and skill of selecting information from a chart is still extremely useful nonetheless.
What a great little Math game for upper elementary students to play. It works really well when used as a small group challenge on your SMART Board (when the board is used as one centre in your classroom).
Have a fantastic weekend! I'm hoping to complete the transfer of my old blog posts by early next week :)