Crapoks: Maths & Memo, developed by the PinPin Team, is available for all IOS and Android devices. There are five games included, one for each of the operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), plus a challenge game that offers a combination of all operations.
Crapoks are a humorous bunch of alien beings coming to conquer planet Earth. Their leader is a big purple eyeball with legs, and the rest of the crew looks like a bunch of misfits. The object of each game is the same: cards appear face down and are turned over one by one. Fact cards (4+4, 10-5, 1X2) must be matched with answer cards, so it is important to remember what was previously flipped over. Additional cards are also included in each hand, and these will either switch all the cards around, reveal one match, or uncover all the cards for a few seconds.
There are five levels of difficulty for each operation. Once a level is finished, there is a reward in the form of a mini-game. When your child completes the mini-game, he will be presented with an achievement bearing a title such as “The Good, the Bad, and the Crapok,” or “Ninjaaaaaaaa!”
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From a technical standpoint, Crapoks: Maths & Memo has a simple, intuitive user interface designed to appeal to the target age group. The layout is crisp and colorful, and the animations are humorous and fun. There is enough “tongue-in-cheek” humor to keep children engaged in the game. Thanks to entertaining apps such as Crapoks: Maths & Memo, parents have a great alternative to traditional flashcards or worksheets.
Please note: This app contains mild cartoon violence which may not be suitable for all children.
RRP - $1.99/£1.49/€1.79
At the time of this review, Crapoks: Maths & Memo contains no ads and no in-app purchases. There are no links to the web or to social media. Your child’s privacy is protected when using this app.
Review by Julie Peterson, a speech/language pathologist (SLP) currently working in a school setting, serving children with special needs ages 6-14.