DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments Math Marvel
|Date of introduction:||1980||Display technology:||Fluorescent|
|New price:||$30.00||Display size:||8|
|Size:||6.1" x 3.4" x 1.1"|
|Weight:||5.5 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||9V||Date of manufacture:||wk 46 year 1980|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download manual:||(US: 6.5 MByte)|
This educational toy for youngsters is similar to the futuristic DataMan. The Math Marvel is preprogrammed to teach the basic four mathematic functions through different games. A nice feature of this game is an added buzzer to give some noisy feedback.
The Math Marvel was one of three similar games:
|• Math Marvel: Basic mathematics
• Mr. Challenger: Word games
• Spelling B: Spelling games
All used the same housing featuring a coloured key plate to
cover some unused keys of the matrix. The display was either numeric for the
Math Marvel or alphanumeric for the two word games.
From a technical point of view the toy is in one line with the TI-45 scientific calculator introduced in 1978. Both share a member of the TMS1980 single chip calculator series based on the TMS1000 family.
The Math Marvel was later replaced by the Math Star game.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.