CandyDepot is an educational game designed for elementary and middle school mathematics students and their teachers. The game invites players to work their way up the corporate ladder by managing the shipping department at Candy Inc..
CandyDepot supports students' development of units coordination — a mental activity that is critical for understanding whole number multiplication, fractions concepts, and algebraic reasoning. In CandyDepot, students are challenged to coordinate various levels of units: bars, bundles, and boxes, as well as fractions of those units.
Upon entering the CandyDepot, the benevolent President Carmello fast tracks you for promotion. She informs you that you are now responsible for shipping candy bars to customers across the United States. To prove your worth, you must package and ship the correct number of candy bars to fill customer orders.
You must first choose how many bars go in each bundle and how many bundles go in each box. Try all possible combinations of bundling and boxing to beat the game! In addition to correctness, performance is rated by how efficiently you package each order — using the fewest number of items (bars, bundles, and boxes) as possible. You must work quickly and efficiently to impress the ever-grumpy Boss Cog!
CandyDepot v2.0 provides a new Teacher Mode and enables nine different players to play the game on the same iPad. An improved algorithm gradually increases the complexity of the problems the player is asked to solve. The game keeps track of the combinations of bundling and boxing. The player beats the game when all combinations are successfully completed. Winning trophies has become harder in the new version making the game more challenging to play.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.