Crazy Math Game is an application which helps your children practice math. All parents know that the easiest way to learn new things and consolidate the newly acquired information is through a game. Being captivated by a game-like application, kids don't experience the situation of being forced to learn. At the same time, they do learn on the subliminal level, without knowing it. Moreover, they have fun and enjoy the game.
The program is divided into five sections: Column Operations, Four Operations, Crazy Multiplication, Searching Equations, and 24 Points. Going through each of them, children practice the main math operations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as different types of equations. In case the answer to a question is not known, kids can use at any moment the hint function, which shows them the solution. They are "punished" though when they use this button: either in the form of reduced health or the suggested response being counted as a wrong answer.
Each of the five modules displays the time spent on giving all the responses allocated to each section, as well as the number of right and wrong answers. Thus, a competition can occur, either among children playing the same game, or between one player and himself, in the sense of improving his own score, game after game.
The didactic purpose of the game is obvious. I must say though, that the difficulty of equations, in addition to the not-so-explicit game rules, may lead to kids losing interest in playing the game.
- The hint button helps when the answer is unknown
- The pep talk encourages kids to play more
- The game develops mental arithmetic abilities
- The motivational voice heard when giving a correct or wrong answer is rather artificial; a human voice would be more encouraging
- The explanation about how to play, available for each module, is not explicit enough; the rules are discovered rather thanks to the hint function