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Educational Insights MathShark

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Product Description

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.

The Educational Insights MathShark Features:

  • 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

  • Ages 6 and up

  • Skill-building math practice through fun quizzes on math basics

  • Plays like a video game, teaches like flash cards

  • Eight skill levels in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages also an easy-to-use calculator

  • Requires 2 AA batteries (not included)

Features

  • Skill-building math practice through fun quizzes on math basics
  • Plays like a video game, teaches like flash cards
  • Eight skill levels in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages also an easy-to-use calculator
  • Requires 2 AA batteries (not included)
  • 4.25Hx10Wx6.25D

Additional Info

183248

FDAACF3F

086002084903

8490

2 AA batteries are required (not included)

0.9 pounds

10.1 x 6.0 x 4.1

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights MathShark
 
4.0

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (9)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Interactive (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Engaging (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Home (6)
  • Entertainment (5)
  • Indoor (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (7), Parent of two or more children (6), Education oriented (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (6)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Awesome

This is great. Kids can try to beat their own time on math facts instead of you sitting their painfully doing flashcards! If you've spent $75 on a DS, spend the money for...Read complete review

This is great. Kids can try to beat their own time on math facts instead of you sitting their painfully doing flashcards! If you've spent $75 on a DS, spend the money for this thing!

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Screen makes it unusable

Great idea but the screen is way too dim. So bad that kids lose interest really quickly. We also had a rubber button fall off pretty soon after buying and it was not...Read complete review

Great idea but the screen is way too dim. So bad that kids lose interest really quickly. We also had a rubber button fall off pretty soon after buying and it was not repairable. I really wanted to like the math shark but until they make a better quality screen it's kinda worthless. I'd recommend a leapfrog toy if you need a dedicated toy to learn math facts or a DS game like Prime adventure if you need something for the car. Or find an online game to use at home.

If you need a calculator too, then get a dedicated device for that. You can buy a cheap little scientific or big button calculator for 10 or 15 bucks and your child will be able to use that for a very long time It's actually amazing how much fun a kid can have with just a little calculator.

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4.0

portable math review toy

By aahaft

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children

Pros

  • Durable
  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Travel

    Comments about Educational Insights MathShark:

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Good product for testing math facts and speed

    By TM

    from IL

    About Me Education Oriented

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Ease of Use
    • Educational

    Cons

    • Display not always easy to read

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Indoor
    • Long periods of waiting for kids
    • Older Children
    • Testing speed of math facts
    • Travel
    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights MathShark:

    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.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great!

    By Karen

    from Glenview IL

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Indoor
      • Travel

      Comments about Educational Insights MathShark:

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Big hit with my 6 year old!

      By Cindi

      from Byron Center, MI

      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Older Children
        • Travel

        Comments about Educational Insights MathShark:

        I received this product for free to provide my honest feedback.

        This toy is a hit with my 6 year old son! My son loves math, so when we received this product, he immediatly wanted to start playing with it. I like that you can add, subtract, multiply, and divide with it, so my son will be able to grow with this toy. He is going into 1st grade, so it is nice that he can practice adding and subtracting, all while having fun with 'an electronic' toy. He even took it with him in the car and played on it the entire 4 hour car ride to go on vacation.
        The screen it a little hard to read if the light hits it just right, but it is easy to hold and my son will be able to grow with it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Helpful educational math tool

        By Mom of 2

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Engaging

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor

          Comments about Educational Insights MathShark:

          My daughter was thrilled when she got this to use. She is always trying to learn math above her 7-year-old level and this is great for that because it allows you to adjust the difficulty. Love how it has sets for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and even tougher problems like fractions. She was able to quickly figure out how to use it herself. My one complaint is the screen is a bit difficult to read if you aren't in the right lighting. But otherwise, I'm excited to have her use this as she goes further in school to practice tougher problems. It's also a great size for the car or waiting for an appointment. I received this product free from Educational Insights in exchange for an honest review.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Fun, educational math product

          By TXMomofTwo

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

          • Display could be improved

          Best Uses

            Comments about Educational Insights MathShark:

            My four year old loves math and electronic gadgets and Math Shark was a hit with him! He currently likes doing the easier levels of addition and subtraction and I like that this product will grow with him as his math skills develop further. It is convenient and educational - wonderful for travel or just small outings where waiting is necessary (like going out to eat). My six year old plays with the Math Shark occasionally and although she's less a fan of the product (because it is dedicated only to math) that is also another plus for the parent - you know your child won't be switching over to some mindless ice cream game instead of practicing math if you have the Math Shark vs. a tablet. Also, this product makes it so much more fun to do math drills than having to use flash cards. I would give this product five stars if the display screen was clearer - the numbers are sometimes hard to see/distinguish. Overall, this is a product I would recommend.
            *I was provided the product in exchange for an honest review*

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great Learning Tool!

            By Opale

            from Mogadore, Ohio

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Indoor
              • Travel

              Comments about Educational Insights MathShark:

              My daughter was excited to practice math with this learning tool. The shape is nice, making it easy to hold, and everything seems very sturdy. I like how you can choose the learning level so this device can grow as my kids progress in math. The sound and light-up feature for correct/incorrect answers make this an easy-to-use learning tool.

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              • Yes

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              4.0

              Great toy with educational perks!

              By SueB

              from Illinois

              Comments about Educational Insights MathShark:

              Educational Insights Math Shark has been a big hit in our home! My 7 year-old son has really enjoyed playing with it and finds it easy to understand. Math Shark has several games to choose from including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, and percents. Each game also has various skill levels. There is even a calculator mode! Math Shark is portable and would be a great toy for car trips. It kept my son entertained for quite some time.

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              4.0

              MathShark

              By NF

              from Kansas

              Comments about Educational Insights MathShark:

              My daughter is in 2nd grade and this product works well for drilling basic math facts. I like that you can select different levels of difficulty and different operations to practice. I also appreciate that this is a product that will grow with my child, and she will be able to use to drill the basics for several years. And of course, these drill can be done on computers or tablets or phones, but those things have all sorts of other distractions on them; if she's working on this, at least I know it's math she's practicing!

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              4.0

              They liked it at first, but lost interest

              By cands

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Parent

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Travel

                Comments about Educational Insights MathShark:

                The kids were excited to receive this and played with it for awhile and then lost interest. I tried to get them re-interested but no go. I'm hoping now that summer is over I may be able to re-introduce it and have positive results like when it first arrived.

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                • No

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