Turns math into a game that quizzes 8 different skill levels in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percentages. As they see their time improve, kids are continually motivated. Includes portable handheld device with LCD screen that clearly displays problems horizontally and vertically, and gives immediate feedback; help key provides additional clues for solving problems; converts to a full-function calculator. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included). Ages 6+.
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.) 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 skill-building ELA that turns math into a video game. Quizzes eight different skill levels in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percentages, AND works as a full
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MASTER MATH FACTS: MathShark turns math into a game that quizzes 8 different skill levels in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percentages
HOW TO PLAY: Simply read the question on the crystal-clear LCD screen and punch in the answer—MathShark even provides additional clues if you need them. Math problems are displayed horizontally and vertically
TIMED GAMES TO MOTIVATE: Each skill has eight different levels and timed games, so kids are continually motivated to better their scores
2-IN-1 MATH TOOL! Way more fun than flash cards and also converts to a full-function calculator
PORTABLE & TRAVEL FRIENDLY: Take MathShark on the go and have them practice their math facts in the car, airplane, or doctor’s office. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included)