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Learning Resources® MathShark® Item # 648562
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This fun tool helps children of different skill levels work on basic math problems
- Builds students math-solving skills. Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages.
- LCD screen offers math problems horizontally and vertically to help children work through them. Calculator functions help kids work through equations.
- 8 levels of difficultly are great for children between 6 and 12 years old.
- Sound adds some excitement to the learning process.
- Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).
|age recommendation||Child years|
|brand name||Learning Resources|
|educational content||general mathematics; counting; division|
|grade||1st grade; 2nd grade; 3rd grade; 4th grade|
Learning Resources® MathShark® is rated out of 5 by 16.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Math Educator and Parent from Disappointed Christmas Gift Yes, it's true! My 7-year old is frustrated that her Christmas present does not display appropriately on the screen. Therefore, it must be returned immediately. I thought this product was the best gift to give to my child, since Math is her favorite subject.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by aahaft from portable math review toy My 8yo twins received this for review and were actually excited to practice math with it during their summer vacation! It requires 2 AA batteries in a rear compartment that can be unscrewed with a coin. As stated in other reviews, the battery door bulges with the batteries inside although it does not affect the function. The screen is a very basic design typical of a calculator but with functions that allow testing in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions and percentiles. There are 9 levels for each function and a help button to provide clues. It's simple enough that my 6yo was able to figure it out and the green and red light next to the screen lets the player know if they have the correct answer. Its an easy to travel with ergonomic shape great for travel but the screen is not so clear in dim lighting (in the car). It's great for building math skills and since my kids are happy to play with it as an electronic toy I'm very happy.
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by TM from Good product for testing math facts and speed I received the Math Shark game and calculator for my second grader. Subjects covered are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, and percentages. A guide/instruction book is also included. Two AA batteries required aren't included. For game mode, you choose the topic, level of difficulty, and the sound on or off. The screen displays examples before the game begins. If the answer is correct, it lights up green and makes positive sounds. If it's wrong, it lights up red, makes negative sounds, and shows you the correct answer. At the end of the game, it tells you the elapsed time. Problems answered incorrectly are reused in the game. There are a couple of nice features. Math Shark will go into sleep mode after 300 seconds to conserve battery life. There's also a help button to give hints if you are struggling. The guide is helpful and well-written. For each subject, it describes the content tested at every level and gives sample problems and tips. It also contains an assessment chart which you can use to keep track of your children's progress. There were a few things that I didn't like. The screen can be hard to read, depending upon the light. Another thing I noticed is that in calculator mode, it doesn't appear that you can use the percent or fraction functions. Numbers must be converted to decimals in order to use the calculator. Also, this device can only be used for math, unlike a computer or tablet. On the flip side, since it can only be used for math, your children won't have the distractions from a computer or tablet. I like the concept of this product. Children can do this independently and parents no longer have to hound their children with flash cards. Since various subjects and levels are offered, it's useful to kids of multiple ages. This can be used while traveling or at an appointment or restaurant with the sound muted. Educational Insights sent me this product in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen from Great! My 6 year old son loves numbers & this is perfect for him. The device was easy to hold and is small enough that we brought it on the airplane during vacation. My son was able to play the game independently and enjoyed the green/red lights to indicate correct/incorrect.
Date published: 2016-08-17