★★★ Open House ★★★
You are logged in as our guest
Already a subscriber? Log in here.
Did you know that CTREX Pro Subscribers can “bookmark” reviews for future reference?

While logged in, click on the star next to any title. This will save the review to your profile page. You can view your profile by selecting the icon with your username in the top-right.

Bookmarking has been available for a while now, but now you can create your own folders to organize your bookmarks into as many lists as you want. You can even print these lists or export their data.

Need to find a handful of titles on a certain topic? Create a new folder and move your bookmarks to it. The next time you need to compile a list, your old bookmarks will remain separate. Using this new tool, you can use CTREX to manage your research more flexibly.

Check it out, and let us know what you think! We're always looking for ways to improve the CTREX experience.
Editing as Expert
Expert Review as Expert
© 2014 Pixle

CTR Review
Rating: 88%
Ease of Use
Design Features
Reviewed using the Standard Rubric
For ages 6-8
For grades 1, 2, 3
$2.99, iPad, 33.5 MB
Teaches: math, shopping, scanning, units of money
Tagged for: Camera, Money, Early Math, BRDP, Teacher Tools
Turn your iPad into a food market scanner, with this innovative shopping simulator. There are two modes of play; one with the camera, the other without.

First you visit the store, where you drag and drop items into your shopping cart. The interface is simplified, but it doesn't tell you that you have to swipe to move your cart. Some arrows or some other hint would be helpful. After you fill your cart with some fairly strange items (there are lots of meat and fish items) you can drag and drop the items onto a checkout counter to have them automatically scanned.

It is also possible to print the food items with QR codes, which can be "scanned" by the iPad's camera; a mode available from the main menu.

The app is designed to teach children about money and shopping through a hands-on approach, with the option of playing in both virtual and printable modes. Testers noted that some of the food items have unusual prices (the toys seem unusually expensive, for example, and a loaf of bread costs $6). The price notation is also unconventional (there are no $, for example).

This app could be used to set up a "real" store in a preschool house area. Children can print out products with scannable bar codes, along with a foldable shelf to hold their merchandise.

They can then fill their basket, scan the bar codes using the iPad's front camera (with the iPad laying flat), and count up the money when they complete their purchase.

You can print the products, currency and shelves directly from the application using AirPrint or send the PDF via email; fold the printed shelves to make a free-standing holder for the products; scan product barcodes using the iPad’s front camera; and add up the bill and count change with a realistic cash register. Children can play together by arranging a mini store in their own home or classroom. Languages include: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish. This app was made by the creators of Foldify (CTR March 2013).
Your Turn:
Anyone can leave a comment or review. Publishers can respond or add details.
Please note that your screen name will be included in your post. You can edit this info on your profile page.
You can edit or remove this post anytime. CTR reserves the right to edit or delete any post.
Sorry, the CAPTCHA you entered was incorrect. Please try again.
Please include a comment and/or rating in your post.
Here's how your post will appear when published:

0 Expert Reviews
0 Expert Reviews
Avg. Rating: % (n = 0)

Community Reviews
Community Reviews
Avg. Rating: % (n = )