Best kids calculator 2020.
1 – Educational Insights Math Whiz – Electronic Math Game: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Ages 6+
I wish i had listened to other reviews. The 1-3 buttons stopped working within 2 days. The box is long gone with the christmas trash so i can not return it. Sad because belive it or not, this was one of the main toys my son wanted for Christmas. Now it is a paper weight. I would not reccomend and wish i would have spent more on ebay for the mathblaster he wanted .
I am not to write reviews lightly, but this deserves this review. After my 9 year old used it just for a couple of months (and not every day) the buttons stop working, and there is nothing we can do or fix about it. Very cheap and not a quality product. DO NOT WAIST YOUR MONEY ON THIS DEVICE. .
I really wanted to like this device. It had the features I was looking for. Unfortunately, I should have listened to the other 1-star reviews. We received it on a Friday afternoon. By Monday it no longer worked. And yes, I tried fresh batteries.The buttons were difficult for a 6-year old to press properly because they were sort of mushy, and inconsistent in when they would work and when they wouldn’t. For instance, pressing the 8 one time would result in no number displaying. Another time, two 8’s would display and you’d have to clear one. This made for a frustrating time for every child who tried it. Then, it simply refused to turn on at all. I could hear a slight click when I pressed the on/off button, but nothing happened.A simple electronic device like this should last for quite a while and be simple to use. Really, is it that hard? .
When I was a child, I had a similar toy called a “Mr. Professor,” made by Texas Instruments. I really liked it, but they are no longer manufactured. I can’t remember all the features it had but I am fairly sure that this Math Whiz by Educational Insights is even better. My third-grader has used this toy to practice for multiplication table speed drills and also for division. It is awesome. She loves trying to best her previous time! It has several levels, such that it is possible to restrict the questions to come from only the 3’s multiplication table or the 8’s, etc. Or, one can practice all the multiplication tables 0-12 mixed up. (There are multiple levels.) Also it can be used as a calculator, or addition/subtraction/division speed drills. My child loves it and it has really been a learning aid (and time saver for me). .
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2 – Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, Classic Counting Toy, Kids Cash Register,73 Pieces, Ages 3+
As a preschool teacher, I have had one of these in my classroom and have seen one in almost every classroom I have visited. This year I purchased one for my daughter for Christmas. I don’t know what is different, but this one just seems very cheaply made. The calculator barely worked right out of the box and I thought that maybe that was due to lack of light on the little solar panel. For a few months, it limped along, numbers would appear on the screen, but the beeps from the buttons sounded like the thing way dying. Now, it seems to have completely died, as I cannot get the calculator to work at all. I’m very disappointed. .
In the process of returning it. It was broken when it came out of the box. The “OPEN” button was jammed.The coins were not bagged. They found their way inside the toy. They are rattling all around and we can’t get them out. They are the likely reason the drawer gets jammed.It is very cheap an flimsy. It would probably break within a few days of my boys rough handling it. .
First one came and the beeping sound that is described in the description would not work. The documents that come with the cash register explain that the beep is powered by the battery. There is a little paper tab you have to pull out of the battery compartment, however, the beeping still did not work. Amazon sent me a second unit and it was exactly like the first one they shipped me. On the second unit, I even went to the trouble of taking the screw out of the batter compartment cover and checking the battery. The battery was good. However, Amazon only offered a refund on the second one instead of sending me a working unit. This is what my granddaughter wanted for her birthday so Amazon deserves one star as well. .
Really hoping the manufacture can address what’s happened. I purchased this for my daughter for Christmas and two days later it is broken. She is not hard on her toys and was opening and closing it like instructed. The open button is totally pushed in on one side and it will not open. This was a toy I expected her to have for a long time and basically I’m going to have to throw it away. Very sad about this! .
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3 – Learning Resources Primary Calculator, Solar Powered, Blue [Single], Ages 3+, Multicolor
Can’t beat under $4 for a quality basic calculator. The buttons are nicely raised for small fingers to get a feel for the concept of a calculator and they push down very easily as well. The solar power option also is great to extend the life of the battery that is in it too. Great size for small hands, also works great in a purse to take with you to use yourself or in a restaurant to entertain the kids. We use it to help our son learn how to count by 2s, 5s, 10s, etc. as you can simply hit 5 + 5 = 10 and if you continue to hit the = button this calculator will continue to count up. (This is not a novel concept, MOST calculators do this, but I had a cheapo one that previously did not, so that’s why I make note here that this one does.) 🙂 .
Nothing fancy. Does exactly what it says it will. Works well and withstands the wear and tear of a 6th grader in need of a regular calculator. Hasn’t failed my son yet. You will be able to use this for years. .
Lovely, fun gift for child beginning Kindergarten in September. Probably should have/could have gotten her one sooner, but regrettably didn’t think of it sooner! Enjoying it now!! .
Nice calculator for 5 year old granddaughter. She loves it. .
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4 – TI-108 Elementary Calculator
Packaging and shipping were great, and this product arrived on the day that it was promised. This calculator appears to be sturdy/durable and comes with a slide on cover to protect the screen and keys. It is solar powered, so one should get a great amount of usage from this. As it is represented, it is a beginner calculator, for elementary school and the functions on it are somewhat limited, however this was purchased for a sixth grader, and it was recommended by the school. I’ve purchased two of these calculators and while the school year has just begun, I’m sure it will work fine since I’ve owned Texas Instruments calculators before and found them to be excellent products! .
Perfect little travel calculator for everyday math. Plus, for those born in the 80s, this little guy has a bit of nostalgia of our elementary years. .
A great simple calculator. The great buttons make it the best for math homework or any other task. The hard plastic is a good size for even large fingers, and the firm pop of each press really confirms each entry. Screen is a decent size for a portable calculator. The sliding plastic lid fits well and is strong enough to keep calculator safe in a backpack or pocket. Solar power means no battery replacement problems, and works in even the dimmest of environments. Have had one of these for over a decade, still going strong, and decided to get another for my wife for her accounting classes. She loves it too. Great buttons, simple, solar power, very portable, long lasting quality. .
If youâ€™re looking for a calculator with the basic functions, this is perfect. Itâ€™s relatovely sturdy and works well. The buttons are a little hard to push, but I feel like thatâ€™s pretty true about almost any simple calculator. Itâ€™s like they want to make you work for the little calculations you are using it for. .
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5 – Sharp ELS10BBL Translucent 8-Digit Calculator with Hard Protective Cover, Battery Powered LCD Display, Small Pocket Calculator for Students and Professionals, Blue
Why is this marketed for Youth? I hesitated to buy it because the copy indicated it was not for us older people but it’s perfect for me and I’m well past childhood, ha ha. Why so great? I’ll tell ya:1. Has necessary functions including percent, square root, memories plus and minus.2. Doesn’t have all those extra functions that remind me of my struggles with calculus
Easy to hold, easy to read. Compact case, easy to carry in purse. I’ve had one of these for many years, hope they never stop making them. Would like to have in other colors too. .
I was looking for a small quality calculator for my daughter; who is an RN. When I received this calculator, I took it out of the package to try it. I loved it! It is perfect; an attached cover, not bulky, nice key size and touch, pocket sized, and fits right into her scrub pockets. Many of her coworkers ask to borrow it. Great choice!It is now April 9, 2009. The little calculators are still going strong in mechanics and structure. If my Amazon.com purchase is slightly under the free shipping dollar amount, I add one of these to my order and hang onto it for birthdays, Easter baskets, Christmas stockings, etc. All of the recipients have been happy too! .
She loved that it has a case, and was thrilled with it! .
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6 – Casio SL-300VC Standard Function Calculator, Pink
There is very little information on how this calculator works. The manual describes how to set the tax rate as well as how to do time calculations. However, when I do the calculation 10 + 20% (not using the tax key) the answer shown is: 12.5, but it should be 12. I have even set the tax rate to zero. When the % button is used, it should work exactly as the % button works on all other calculators. It should have no relation to the tax button, with the exception of holding the button down for a few seconds to set the tax rate that’s only applicable to the tax button. I don’t understand how it’s coming up with 12.5. I have multiple calculators with the % key and they all show 12, including my phone and Windows 10 computer.Update: I figured out what the % button is doing. It applies a markup to the value. This is not the same as some other calculators % key.With regular calculators, the add based on the percentage of the number you are adding to: 12 + 20% = 14.40 This is arrived at by doing 12 * .2 = 2.40 + 12 = 14.40But this calculator instead does a mark up of the number which works like this:Say you have an item that you want to sell for $12. But you want to list it as 20% off the regular price. With this calculator you do: press AC then 12 + 20, press % key = 15.00.We can check out work by doing: press AC then 15 x .2 = 3 and 15 – 3 is 12.The % key on this calculator should be marked MU instead %. But since this key has two functions,1 to set the tax rate, and the other to find a markup, they just left it %. The manual does not indicate that the% sign functions as a markup. .
the calculator is definitely a miniature version so make sure you know that before purchasing. it’s very very lightweight so you can throw it in your purse and carry around easily. the buttons can be a little bit annoying to push since they are small and close together but doable. the color and design is super cute! here’s a photo of the calculator next to an iPhone 5 for size comparison. .
I needed a basic, hand-held calculator for my accounting class and this one fit my needs perfectly.I have Prime (arrived within 2 days) so I can’t speak much on S&H other then there were no visible damages on the packaging or the product.As for the calculator, I’ve only had minimal use with it but it’s been lovely so far. The buttons are a soft plastic that don’t make much noise when you press them. Some people might not like the way it feels when they press down because it’ll seem like they need to apply more pressure but the numbers show up fine on the display. The calculator is also super lightweight and not bulky at all. I placed it next to my Milanos cookies package in one of my attached pictures for comparison (xD).The calculator also came with a simple, white passport style case that has a sticky strip on the inside cover to stick the calculator to. The only thing I found a bit odd was that the case opens from left to right (as if you were opening a book from the back cover) instead of from right to left. I don’t know if this design was intentional or a one-off. The “Casio” imprint on the case is right-side-up so I’m pretty sure sure I put it on correctly? I don’t have a bunch of calculators so maybe this normal. lol. It hasn’t really bothered me but I just thought I’d mention it. .
I just received this calculator today.I had an older solar powered Casio calculator for years and loved it. It was still going strong, but got crunched in my pocket by accident.I chose this calculator because the display shows a +-x or / symbol when you press the matching mathematical function key. Being able to see when you’ve pressed the key correctly cuts way down on data entry errors when using the calculator.This calculator has a backspace key, which is an awesome feature.The one I received included a protective case with a fold-out adhesive strip to mount the calculator on. Be sure you mount it right side up. The little slidey pocket on the opposite face should open upwards and the “Casio” letters on the outside of the case should be right side up.The calculator without the case measures 5/16″ thick, 2.75″ wide and 4.66″ long.Overall a nice little calculator and I’m sure having a backspace key will make this my new favorite calculator.(Update: 4/21/14)I’ve been carrying this calculator around every week at work in a warehouse setting and it is holding up well.(Update: 7/14/16)Well my calculator finally bit the dust because I ran over it with a forklift. I’m back to buy another for a replacement. I use this daily at work and it was still working great before that unfortunate incident. The only noticeable wear was that the folding protective plastic case was starting to split at the fold. Great calculator. .
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7 – Educational Insights MathShark Electronic Math Game: Practice Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Fractions, Decimals & Percentages, Ages 6+
I rarely review items, but have been telling friends and relatives to buy this, so I thought I would post. I love this product. This was the one thing that has worked for my kid to learn math facts. My ONLY negative thing to say about it is that the screen (as everyone says) is small and hard to read and the font looks like it is out of the beginning-computer-era.I bought this online from Amazon for my child who needed to learn multiplication ‘math facts’ and hadn’t mastered it yet and her class was moving on to more difficult things, upon which multiplication was a basis. I had tried flash cards and a ton of apps, some free and some for a fee, and nothing seemed to work – or the app would be fun, but not helpful to learning math facts.I finally bought this after a tutor said that the only issue was just memorizing math facts – I suddenly realized that all the money for a math tutor was a lot more than just buying this educational toy.I bought it and within a week, my child has almost completely mastered her multiplication 0 – 12. She already had about half those numbers down, but she was stuck on the other half. Every day, I make her use the math shark – she would rather do other less academic games, truthfully, but she is still willing and pretty happy to play on this product. I make her do different numbers alone (under the level1 or 2) and then the machine times her and I write the time down on a chart so that she can see how much better she is getting with each number she learns. The positive reinforcement and realization that this is actually FUN once you are good at math facts – has had a snow ball effect and her confidence and attitude about math has soared. I am truly happy – my child is almost caught up and I feel like this product really saved us and will make this academic year much easier. I am recommending it to everyone.We haven’t tried division yet, but that’s next.For future versions of the shark math, I think the company making it should update the screen (making it easier to read), should put in some ‘memorization’ function so that the machine keeps track of how fast kids are learning, and should make it easier to use, if possible (not impossible to use, but I did have to read over the directions). But all and all, I am very happy and relieved that we found this. .
The math shark, surprisingly, is a hit with my daughter. She’s 7 years old knows how to do multiplication but hasn’t mastered all the factors. She likes the speed drill by skills and levels and use the calculator functions for accumulating points for dominoes and poker games.Someone has complained about the dim light or lack of backlight. The fact is kids with good eyesight don’t care about that. They don’t need backlight most of the time.The math shark does a real good job separate skill levels and put up challenges. That’s why kids like it. There’s always something that they can do, so they want to continue to do better. And best of all, they learn math skills that they need.Kudo for this simple gadget. It seems old school but works. .
I bought this for my two sons last November (based on glowing reviews), and didn’t insist that they try it out right away (it was a Hanukkah gift, and didn’t get tried out until after holiday break). The display is very hard to read, so the boys resisted using it, and I put it away to try again at another time. Now, 9 months later, we need some math drilling so I got it out and put in fresh batteries, only to discover that one of the LED elements has gone bad, so that it is hard to tell what number is being displayed.So I guess this will be going into the trash after less than one hour of total usage .
I bought six and used these for several years with my third graders and made a data sheet for multiplication where they could record their time. When they reached my time goal for them individually in Level 2, they could go on to the next number to practice. When they reached all the goals for level 2, they were able to go to level three.I repeated this for division and all my students were ready for fourth grade with solid fact knowledge. Five minutes per day was all it took. I left these in my classroom when I retired. I now bought four more. Two for my GED students and two for my grandchildren.The classroom loved them and wanted more time to use them. .
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8 – EAI Education CalcPal EAI-90 Pocket Basic Calculator
It is a lot smaller than I expected but really not a big deal. I like the case that is provided. I do not like the fact that when an answer is negative it says minus next to the negative sign in the upper left hand corner of the display instead of simply putting the negative sign next to the number. I want my students to use the word negative instead of minus, so this is too confusing for them. .
Nice enough. Smaller than I thought it was going to be but work just fine. .
Really small. Like, the size of a credit card. I might have gone for something a little bigger if I realized that. Easy to fat finger the tiny keys. But otherwise it works fine. .
I had to buy this model since I finally found a calculator with large numbers and easy to press the buttons. Great buy! .
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9 – School Smart Primary Calculator, 4 x 5-1/2 Inch, White – 084088
His name is Zach, and my 7 year old snuggles him at night. It might be weird, but hey, so is math.Does my seven year old know how to use Zach? Haha, no, but when he does, a whole glorious world will open up.You know, math wonâ€™t suck nearly as much with a clone of Zach. You should get one. .
Itâ€™s a calculator! It meets every requirement you could ask for, but for me personally, the buttons donâ€™t click as fast or easy as Iâ€™d like. More of press versus a tap if that is important to you .
I bought it for the grandkids and they love it .
Easy to use. My son loves it. .
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10 – 8 Digit Dual Powered Desktop Calculator, LCD Display, Blue- by Office + Style
Why do I need a blue calculator??? Well, other than the fact that I just like to be different, I am seriously tired of my co-workers walking off with my calculator. The plain grey calculators all look alike. This is a big enough calculator that people can’t easily hide or deny if I walk up and I can see it And I can see it from a ways away. There is no denying that this is my calculator.Its battery powered, which is great because I’m getting tired of the solar powered calculators, and the buttons are large enough that i don’t accidentally push other buttons. It works for simple tasks, and the keyboard isn’t cluttered up with 20 other keys that only some one in a high school calculus class knows what to do with.It is exactly what I was looking for. .
i gave this calculator a 4 out of 5, because there is no off buttonif you read the instructions thats comes with it,it shows you how the buttons work and what there for, and at the very bottomin small letters, you will see a word, NOTES AFTER APPROXIMATELY 11-14 MINUTES OF INACTIVITY,THE CALCULATOR WILL SHUT OFF.these days everything you get is about saving energy, what happened with this? for the money and what i got, i am happy with it off switch or not and its solar too!it has big enough letters/numbers and love the blue color,SO, I THINK I WILL KEEP IT!! .
Â Cheap plastic feel. Placement of the buttons is a bit odd. Click the number 9 and a 2 shows up on the screen! All wonky. .
Not too much you can say about a calculator. If you are older and wear reading glasses the display is large and the numbers on the keys are also large and you can easily see them. Blue is my favorite color so I picked the blue one. .
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11 – EAI Education CalcPal EAI-80 Basic Calculator
This calculator is perfect for younger students! It is easy to read and use. For elementary grade students there is just enough functions for students to learn the value of this product during math lessons. This calculator is priced right for teachers to purchase for use in their classrooms. .
2 things It actually doesnt always calculate right. I think the buttons might be faulty.And its my fault for not understanding the size. It is SMALL Not worth the money. .
This calculator is great! Canâ€™t say enough wonderful things! .
These calculate, but they still require a battery to work, even though they are solar. Also the backs fall off of the battery compartment and won’t stay on. Kids have to fuss and fiddle with them. I bought two class sets and wish that I hadn’t. .
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