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5 Great Apps for Learning and Practising Measure

Measure is a key part of the Mathematics curriculum and is also crucial to science too. Apps provide super interactive resources to practise this key math and science topic.

Children need to have a good understanding of the language and vocabulary associated with the topics, along with the practical ability to measure and compare. Measurement as a topic includes: length, temperature, area, volume, mass, time and money. 
Apps provide a really helpful resource opportunity in the teaching and learning of measurement, because they allows for interactivity, easy visualisation and easy comparison between different measures. There are some marvellous measurement apps that will help your kids or students learn and revise key measurement concepts – here are 5 of our best:

Kids Measurement Science is an intuitive and simple to use app. It includes a number of exercises to help children practise measuring skills including reading and setting the time, and using a virtual balance to weigh objects. These exercises help kids practice their scientific concepts in a practical way using made-up units of measurement. 

Zcooly Time Ranch

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Many of the basic skills that children need to learn can only be built up with practice.  Classroom question and answer sessions and written exercises both have their part to play, but using an app to add to these provides variety and the opportunity for children to develop their learning without having to rely on an adult's attention. Time Ranch is an app that dresses up the basic practice of learning to tell the time in game-like graphics.  In doing so it provides a visual incentive to play the app. 

Good geometry apps for the 11+ age group are pretty hard to find. After testing out some others we found this was the most useful for 11+ preparation. Although it is aimed at SAT’s test students, much of what it covers is relevant to the 11+. The app is clearly set out. It is divided into categories -angels in the plane, triangles, areas and perimeters, quadrilaterals, polygons and circles, coordinate geometry, transformations, solid geometry. Each section has an explanation and a series of questions to test your knowledge.

Xr Area

( iPhone, iPad )

This is a very well laid out, colourful mathematically sound app that allows students to individually learn concepts and to put them in to practice.  Good use of colour to illustrate to the student to which level they are indicating, the app takes the student through a steady progress of demonstrating a concept and allowing them to complete a number of problems to practice that concept. There is plenty of help within the app along the way if an incorrect answer is given. The app encourages the student to go over again the work they have done before to practice the concept they have learnt. 

James’ Amazing Adventures is essentially a fun but educational adventure game with a delightful story line, that will capture the imagination of any pre-school child and their parents. The purpose of the game is to find all the instruments of an undersea orchestra that have been accidentally scattered across the world by a sneezing whale. It includes practice of measurement including: comparing the height or length and estimating and measuring mass.