Name of App: Measurement HD
Free or Fee: $1.99
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Why I like it: Measurement HD is like having 5 apps in 1. There are 5 games with in the app and each game focuses on the basics of a specific concept. The concepts include time, weight, volume, lengths and the months of the year. Questions regarding each concept are asked of the student and strong positive feedback is given when a question is answered correctly.
- Crazy Clock helps students learn the hours on the clock by using scenarios they can relate to. I have to add that my favorite thing about Crazy Clock is that the background scene changes from morning to noon to night depending on the time of day.
- Scale Tale helps teach students the concept of weight using a silly, one-eyed monster holding 2 different items.
- Fill Me Up introduces volume by having students fill 2 containers then decide which is larger or smaller based on how much will fit into each (shovels of sand into pails, glasses of orange juice into pitchers, etc).
- Long and Short has students compare lengths by showing an item in 2 different lengths.
- Lastly, Action Months helps student identify the names of the months by finding a letter, dragging it and then droppping it into the word.
Measurement HD could be used to help students practice a concept after it has been introduced or to assess whether or not a student has a basic understanding of a concept. Students could even use the app to explore these concepts prior to any formal introduction to them. The voices reading the questions, the sound effects and the graphics all aid in keeping the attention of the younger age group! However, I do wish that more than 4 letters could be used when a name is programmed into the app. But, as far as the educational aspect is concerned Measurement HD is well worth it.
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