Product Review of Measurement HD
Measurement HD introduces measurement concepts to young learners. The app includes five mini-games, each covering a specific topic related to measurement: “Crazy Clock” (time), “Scale Tale” (weight), “Fill Me Up” (volume), “Long & Short” (length), and “Action Month” (names of months). The weight, length, and volume games involve comparisons of two different objects, so kids have to choose which object is heavier, lighter, longer, etc.
Measurement HD could be used during an introduction to basic measurement concepts, or for independent practice. Ideally, you would first use real objects in the classroom, then introduce this app to help kids get practice with the concepts.
Kids can learn about time, weight, length, and volume with Measurement HD. Touch-and-drag features of the games allow kids to set an analog clock to a given hour; compare weights, lengths, and volumes of different objects; and spell out the months of the year. Kid-friendly visual and audio instructions and clues help guide kids. The games are beginner-level and do not have options to increase the difficulty. More constructive feedback and more depth to the activities would give Measurement HD a boost, since scores and progress tracking aren’t available,
Overall User Consensus About the App
Colorful characters and animations are very kid-friendly, and the games are interactive. Music, sounds, and sticker rewards keep the engagement level steady, making it fun to learn about measurement.
Curriculum and Instruction
You can’t adjust the difficulty levels of the games, which are for beginners. Kids get only a surface-level experience with concepts, and the months activity has fun animations but isn’t aligned to any learning goals.
The app gives clear audio and visual instructions, and navigation through the various features is intuitive. Better feedback for incorrect answers would help support learning.