It all adds up

An electronics company has launched a calculator for early primary pupils, which claims to improve creativity and memory with fun maths exercises.

Sharp Electronics has created a calculator equipped with a unique function that provides a programme of 25, 50 or 100 questions which the pupil can select themselves, according to ability or preference.

Students can practise their times tables up to 12x12, and a random calculation mode tests the pupil's ability to think on the spot. The "correct answer" function also allows the child to view a right answer if they find the calculation too difficult, without affecting their overall score.

In order to monitor progress and results, the calculator displays the success rate as a percentage on the screen.

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