DescriptionAn educational game to teach students how to tell the time, suitable for Mathematics students from grade 1 onwards and those studying English as a second language. This game uses 50 photos of clocks and timepieces from around the world to illustrate the two common ways of saying the same time, such as "twelve thirty" and "half past twelve", or "five forty-five" and "quarter to six". If students have enjoyed "Tell the Time", then "Tell the Time Two" will help to teach them more useful phrases.
Students hear a time spoken and choose the matching photo. After six right in a row, Race Mode starts automatically. It asks questions at speed to test the students' memory and comprehension of the times just covered, before continuing with new times. At the end of the race, students can see how well they have done relative to their other races. The game gradually focuses on any times that the students have difficulty recognizing, and speeds up as competence is gained.
By contrast to Race Mode, Story Mode slowly introduces new times by saying them as the photos are shown, allowing students to quietly look, listen and learn.
The game is controlled by on-screen gestures which are simple to demonstrate and easy to use, and the game can be played without voice prompts.
* 50 photos of clocks
* 50 useful phrases
* Race Mode tests memory and comprehension
* Story Mode allows students to look, listen and learn
* Slideshow Mode displays all the photos in time sequence
* Zoom and Pan Mode magnifies the images to see more detail
* Easy on-screen gestures to control the game
* Context-sensitive help
The paid version of this app has much higher resolution photos than the free version. The free version has lower resolution photos and does contain advertising but no push advertising. No internet connection is required.