Posts tagged #measurement

Ruler Game

"Ruler Game"  This app for .99 cents is a quick and easy way to teach your students how to read a ruler. It is based off of a website called "The Ruler Game" but it is optimized to touch screen.  It will help students grow and learn about fractions and the basics of a ruler.

How it works: You start the game and there is a timer.  The game will give you a measurement and you have to drag your finger over the ruler to the selected mesurment.  It sounds quite simple but when playing the game it can be quite challenging.

Posted on December 8, 2014 .

All Aboard the Dinosaur Train

All Aboard the Dinosaur Train is an interactive app that is designed for children ages 3 to 5. The app is based off the PBS television show Dinosaur Train. It costs $1.99 on ITunes but was featured forfree from PBS kids free app packet. The all aboard the dinosaur train is a simple game that enhancessimple math concepts through an interactive game. Some examples are matching, problem solving, and measurement skills. I plan on using the program as a review for simple math concepts. I used this as a reward for the children to encourage learning in my advanced students or students who need more assistance.


Here is how it works:


Children learn through playing the game. Children in one part of the game they use puzzle pieces to complete the train track around the obstacles and get other dinosaurs onto the train. The other part of the game the children can match the dinosaurs to the correct size the train car. Each level gets more complex and more dinosaurs to match to each train car. The reward for completing each level and they receive a reward train vest, pocket watch and conductor’s hat.

Posted on December 8, 2014 .