Crapoks: Maths & Memo is an entertaining game good for improving math and memory skills. The app includes mini games, which keep the match games from becoming too monotonous, and achievements that may give kids that extra little incentive to keep going.
- Five game modes
- Mini games
This app nicely combines good quality design elements into an easy to use interface. With a simple and intuitive interface kids will be on their way in no time.
Crapoks: Maths & Memo is broken into five game modes; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and challenge. Math facts are presented through a card game of match. The challenge mode is a combination of the other four.
Levels in each mode become progressively more difficult. This method may become frustrating for users of different abilities so an option to control the range of math facts would be ideal. The targeted audience is 9-11 year olds, not many in that age range are going to want to work through the first level of addition answering simple math problems such as 1+1 in order to progress to the more difficult. The reverse of that can also be true; the math problems may become too difficult too quickly for some users who may struggle with math.
This app offers an entertaining method for improving math and memory skills. A variety of mini games offer a nice break from the more educational match games. They are short and not likely to cause a distraction.
As mentioned in the Education section of the review, the inability to control the difficulty of the math problems may frustrate some users to the point of them losing interest in continuing or returning to the app.
Being a universal app goes a long way in extending the value of an app. It allows families and schools to use the app on multiple types of idevices. Multiple user profiles would be of benefit to families wanting to use this app with more than one child on the same device. Levels can be replayed an unlimited amount of times.
During a recent update the developer has removed the rating pop-up. This app now earns a 5-star rating in the area of Child Friendliness. Kudos to the developer for making this change.
A card game of match is always a fun way to improve a number of educational skills. Crapoks: Maths & Memo uses it to present math problems in an entertaining app for kids.