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Parents' Guide to

Measurement HD

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Cheerful app introduces concepts but needs better feedback.

App iPad Paid Education
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The characters and animations in Measurement HD make learning about measurement fun for younger kids. Sticker rewards, sound effects, and encouraging audio praise add to the enjoyment. Kids will love using their fingers to change the time on a clock. It's fun to spell out the months of the year and to watch the animations after each month is spelled correctly, but the activity is not aligned to a particular learning goal. The comparison of two objects based on weight, length, and volume is great way to introduce measurement in the early childhood years.

When kids complete the games, scores are given as a percentage, which is not particularly meaningful. It would be more helpful if kids could see which questions they got wrong. Also, feedback for incorrect answers is not clear or constructive. A welcome change would be more specific feedback so kids can get a deeper understanding of concepts.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Math : measurement
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : decision-making, thinking critically
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: March 28, 2012
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Emantras Inc
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.1 or later
  • Last updated: August 17, 2016

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