8 Years & Older
Educational Insights brings a terrific idea to life in Math Shark, a combination skill-building tool and calculator. The shape, colors, flashing lights, and beeps--all reminiscent of a hand-held electronic game--will appeal to kids who may not otherwise be interested in practicing math. (Parents: the sound is unobtrusive, but can be turned off.)
Buy Math Shark by Educational Insights
Math Shark offers eight different skill levels and seven skill groupings: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, and percentages. After every question a red or green flashing light and a corresponding beep let you know whether or not you answered correctly. If you get one wrong, the right answer flashes, and the question keeps appearing, along with any others answered incorrectly, until you get it right. After each set an encouraging comment--"You did it!" or "Way to go!"--comes up on the screen. The sets are timed, and your score, based on how long it took to answer all the questions correctly, appears at the end. When practice is done for the day, Math Shark becomes a handy calculator. Requires two AA batteries, not included. --Rachel Radway
From the Manufacturer
Kids will want to practice their math on this portable electronic learning aid that plays like a video game! Quizzes addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, or percentages & works as a full-function calculator with the switch of a button! Problems are displayed on the LCD screen either vertically or horizontally. Features eight skill levels in each category as well as lights and sounds for instant feedback. Two AA batteries required (not included).