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Be Flexible micro-lesson

Do you struggle with balancing your kids’ screen time with their education? Say hello to 1Question, the app that solves this problem with a fun twist! Our app lets your child earn screen time minutes in their favourite apps by watching educational videos and correctly answering quiz questions. And the best part? You get to decide which apps to lock behind learning using 1Question. 

Learning time​

Kids learn by watching short, engaging video lessons.

This is play dough, it is flexible because it can bend and twist in many ways without breaking. This is a popsicle stick, it is not flexible, it is rigid. You may be wondering why I'm talking about play dough and popsicle sticks during a growth mindset video. It's because the way that you think can also be described as flexible or rigid. Rigid thinking is when you tend to only think in one way, when you have a problem, you might get stuck if your original plan doesn't work. Flexible thinking, on the other hand, is when you can think in new and different ways. Flexible thinkers can shift and change so that they adapt to different circumstances. So, when your first attempt to solve a problem doesn't work, you can adjust your thinking to try something else. Or if someone sees something differently than you do, you can shift to be able to see their point of view. Being flexible is helpful to us in so many ways, it allows us to embrace challenges and be open to trying new things. It can also help us understand and get along better with others. Finally, in a world that's always changing, being a flexible thinker means that you can adapt more easily.

Examples of 1Question Maths Questions

Answer time

Kids earn more screen time by answering fun educational questions.

Here are some example of questions about this video that kids may be asked in the 1Question app to earn screen time.

  • What is benefit of being a flexible thinker?

    1) Embracing challenges
    2) Staying stuck
    3) Refusing to try new things
    4) Being inflexible
  • What is rigid thinking?

    1) Thinking in only one way
    2) Thinking in many ways
    3) Thinking outside of the box
    4) Thinking but being grumpy about it
  • Part of being a flexible thinker is seeing others' points of view.

    1) Yes
    2) No
  • You are working with your math partner and you don't understand how they solved a problem. You ask them to teach you the strategy they used. Does this show flexible thinking?

    1) Yes
    2) No
  • You're planning on playing outside after school, but when you get home it is raining. You decide to come up with a list of indoor activities you can do instead. Does this show flexible thinking?

    1) Yes
    2) No
  • Flexible thinkers get stuck if their original plan doesn't work.

    1) No
    2) Yes
  • You and your friends always play tag at recess. But today your friend wants to play basketball. You say, "No, we always play tag!" Does this show flexible thinking?

    1) No
    2) Yes

Recreational screen time

Kids can use the screen time minutes they earned to unlock the apps selected by their parent e.g. games, social media, streaming, etc.

Out of time

When screen time minutes run out, kids are locked out and need to complete more learning in 1Question to earn more time.

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Our micro-courses are developed and delivered by qualified educators from around the world.

Brianne Elfo

Brianne Elfo

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