Monkey Maths – Jetpack Adventure | fun educational learning app for kids
✔ iPad + iPhone ✔ Android ✔ Kindle Fire | educational Maths app for kids
The question is: Is it possible for kids to learn maths with a flying Jetpack monkey? The answer is: Yes it is and this educational game will surely prove this to you. The game is a sideways moving arcade game, which kids can navigate only with their fast response by solving one mathematical questions after another. We have tested this app for quite a while, as many levels are offered in this game, which are also need to be unlocked first. This app is also a fabulous brain jogging app for adults.
All in all there are 5 islands, which the fast monkey will come across by using different flying devices each time – one island for each basic arithmetic problem and finally one special island for all four basic arithmetic operations together. But before this, you need to solve all of the levels of one island first, which will take a while. Perhaps in educational games like this, they should make all content accessible from the start, to enable older pupils to not be forced to train the addition first. On the other hand, it can’t be bad to train a bit of standard math, which is also a lot of fun with an interesting gameplay as such.
The gameplay: Flying monkey on collision course
So while kids fly past a picturesque island scenery from left to right, with the determined-looking monkey, all sorts of objects cross their flying path. To prevent a collision, kids need to solve the arithmetic problem, which are shown on the objects. As a reward, they receive gold coins, which can only be automatically collected in the rarest of cases. Instead, kids also need to type in the amount of coins which are displayed, to be able to earn and collect them.
In between the levels, kids also have the opportunity to visit a small shop, where they can buy new flying objects and outfits for the next levels ahead of them. This is a nice alternation and also a lot of fun – after all, the monkey’s outfit always matches the flying device e.g. a Ninja with a Dragon paraglider. Those various kinds of flying devices do not only vary visually, but can also increase the number of lives of which we can’t get enough from in arcade games.
If you can’t seem to prevent a collision with the objects in time, the monkey looses a life and falls down after making three errors. The mathematical problems which hadn’t been solved are also shown again at the end, which didactically makes sense.
Check out our YouTube trailer, where we’ll show you the first few levels, visit the shop and also let the monkey crash.
Monkey Maths kids app rating
Giggle Up has developed many interesting kids apps and Monkey Maths is one of them. Monkey Maths is a multilingual kids app and therefore available in many different languages, however only the written notes, as this app doesn’t have any audio response, which isn’t necessary as this app is aimed at pupils that can already read.
Monkey Maths definitely belongs to the fun and joyful math apps, where kids won’t need to be persuaded to play this educational game. The difficulty Levels become progressively harder so kids advance at their own pace. It is also possible to influence the difficulty level with the flight speed of the monkey – unfortunately, this can only be be fixed in the settings. We would have preferred it, if kids could have been able to vary the pace themselves whilst playing the game.
(+) especially entertaining maths app for pupils
(+) no in-app purchases
(-) The pace can only be adjusted in the settings
Top best apps for kids rating: 5 stars
Download Monkey Maths
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – Android on Google Play App Store
➔ App download for – Kindle Fire on Amazon App Store
kids app developer: GiggleUp Kids Apps And Educational Games Pty Ltd