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Maker:
Texas Instruments  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 in x 3 1/2 in x 5 in; 2.54 cm x 8.89 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
electronic calculator
Other Terms:
electronic calculator; Handheld
Date made:
ca 1978
Description:
Introduced in mid-1976, the Little Professor is a non-printing electronic calculator modified to present simple arithmetic problems. A correct answer prompts another problem on the eight-digit display. An error delivers the message, "EEE." The colorful keyboard shows a professor with whiskers and glasses. The red light-emitting diode screen, in combination with the top of the instrument, looks like a mortar board.
This example has buttons that allow one to set the level of problems, as well as an on/off button on the front rather than the side of the machine. These features were introduced in a version of the machine made from 1978 onward.
Reference:
P. A. Kidwell, A. Ackerberg-Hastings, and D. L. Roberts, <I>Tools of American Mathematics Teaching</I>, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008, pp. 261–262.
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Games  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of John B. Priser
ID Number:
1986.0988.197
Accession number:
1986.0988
Catalog number:
1986.0988.197
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
Learning Arithmetic
Science & Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Exhibition:
My Computing Device
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-3de1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_334611