Teacher Review For Curious Ruler

A tool to introduce measurement

Crissy W.
Classroom teacher
Village of Barboursville Elementary School
Barboursville, WV
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This was used to introduce a measurement lesson. I quickly introduced the app to the students, and they easily understood what to do. I let them work in groups to measure various items in the classroom. It is limited in size due to the sizes of the tablet. Also, it helps to have objects to compare. For instance, you could compare a penny to a pencil.
My Take
This is an app that is free and useful for an introduction to measuring. It can be used fairly easily by the students independently after given instructions on how to use it. Therefore, it could be used easily for a center as well. It does not go very in-depth with measurement - just covers the basics.