Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Products That Help: Calculatis Eliminatis

“Calculatus Eliminatus is the best friend that you've got. 
Calculatus Eliminatus always helps an awful lot. 
The way to find a missing something is to find out where it's not.” 

And the best way (well, the way we ended up doing it) to find a great calculator is to buy one that is completely frustrating and finally give up using it.

Then, ask your husband to pick one out.

Now do the happy dance because it works great AND comes with different colored covers!

Yes, this was our calculator experience.

The first calculator we purchased, which I won't waste time taking a picture of,
was the Texas Instruments TI-36 X Solar.

When it worked, it worked great.  However, it would not hold a charge to save it's life.

Now I realize buying a "solar" calculator when you live in "Oregon" is a bit of an oxymoron.  But still!

Anyway,  the hubs picked out a Casio...

Abby is using the blue cover but it came with three other colors: black, green, and purple.

Now be aware... this calculator apparently has a "student mode." This means that if the problem is too easy, it won't calculate it for you :)

Apparently, they are trying to save some of our childrens' brain cells.

I think the "student mode" can be turned off, but we haven't taken the time to find out.

It works great and so far, so good.

2 + 2 = ?


Pam Asbury said...

"You will note, I am neat...wiped my feet on the mat."

"Off to Siberia..."

I think my hubby and I get as much enjoyment from that movie as our kids do! :)

Lainie said...


Kim said...

This is the same calculator that Paige uses. We love it too:-)

Looking for something??