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Are you ready to watch your child kick their learning into high-gear? Crazy Gears is a new-aged digital puzzle game, designed with a real mechanical engine and with children's critical thinking skills in mind! Hours of fun guaranteed for everyone who is up for the challenge, yes, even you Mom & Dad!

*** Children's Technology Review Awards 2015 ***
*** Parent's Choice Gold Winner Fall 2015***
*** App of the week by Fun2Tap ***
*** Best of the Best by Best Apps For Kids ***
*** Featured worldwide by App Store as a Best New App ***


ABOUT CRAZY GEARS
Explore a captivating digital playground in this tantalizing puzzle game! Children manipulate gears, chains, rods, and pulleys, to pull themselves through each level, which teaches them how different mechanisms affect one another when constructing a machine. Each reasoning challenge was carefully designed to adhere to the theories of educational technology pioneer, mathematician, computer scientist, and designer of the first programming language for children, Seymour Papert.

“The best use of games is to leverage their tendency to enhance learning”- Papert
Recommended Ages 5-9

As a child, Papert fell in love with gears. Their movement fascinated him in every way and inspired his career. Crazy Gears was conceived not only as a tribute to him, but with the hope of providing a child with the inspiration to discover and understand the physical properties of mechanisms found in their everyday lives. Such complex notions include tension, motion, and gravity. We achieve this by encouraging the child to manipulate the objects in each level to determine how they work together to accomplish a goal. Interactions with technology give kids the power to construct their understanding of STEM/STEAM subjects in meaningful ways. Here we engage them in play that does just that!


FEATURES
• No rules
• No explicit instructions
• Kid-Friendly​ Design
• Powerful Artificial Intelligence
• Seamless Interaction
• Multiple Language Support
• Crash Resistant Design
• Bold, bright colors
• Automatic Memory
• Special mode for children with CVI

STEM/STEAM TOPICS EXPLORED
• Gears
• Mechanical Systems (simple and complex)
• Action and Reaction
• Motion (circular, rotary, and reciprocating)
• Ratios
• Tension
• Torque and Speed
• Mechanical Advantage

ABOUT US
Edoki Academy’s mission is to provide children with enjoyable early-learning activities using the latest technologies. Our team members, many of whom are young parents or teachers, strive to produce tools that motivate and inspire children to learn, play, and progress.

PRIVACY
We take your child’s privacy very seriously, for this reason, we are proud to offer a product that is certified COPPA compliant by PRIVO.

CONNECT WITH US!
If you have any support requests, comments, or questions do not hesitate to contact us at support@edokiacademy.com or visit the Edoki Academy Online Community at edokiacademy.com. We’d love to hear from you!

What's New

Version 1.4

Improved User Experience

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

31 Ratings
31 Ratings

neat problem solving skills builder

Shadeofmyheart

I installed this on my four year old's iPad two days ago. i just looked and she is on level 52!!!

Crazy Gears has an error

Walter Fager

There is an error in Crazy Gears every time I play

Ingenuity at Work!

JanoszD

The Crazy Gears app for iPad and iPhone is just outstanding in its simplicity and its ability to introduce young children to simple machines and mechanical motion. Simple elements in gears, chains, connecting rods, racks, and pulleys can be pushed around the screen in such a way to meet the challenge to "pull the shade" to reveal the next puzzle. You can almost feel the torque on screen as kids learn that gears need to fit together, or mesh, just right to get the most out of them. Later puzzles help the player understand that there may be multiple ways of doing the same job. Even the youngest player can realize that a train of gears can be used to bridge a gap or to get the gear at the end of the line to turn in the direction needed.

This is great fun for all ages and even those younger than the target age range of 6-8. Don't miss the handbook in the grown-ups corner for some good materials for teachers and parents that explain some of the concepts and vocabulary. Leaving off one star because we want more puzzles!

Information

Seller
EDOKI ACADEMY
Size
108.6 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Edoki Academy
Price
$2.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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