Texas Instruments TI-12 Math Explorer (China)

Date of introduction:  1997 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  ($14.99 in 2003) Display size:  8
Size:  5.6" x 2.8" x 0.45"    
Weight:  2.4 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:   Date of manufacture:  mth 08 year 1998
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (N)
Precision:  12 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The Math Explorer (aka TI-12) is another calculator introduced by Texas Instruments to perform fractional arithmetic for elementary school. 

TI-12_N0898_PCB.jpg (128959 Byte)Dismantling the TI-12 Math Explorer reveals a typical design of the late 1990's based on a single-chip calculator circuit attached directly on and electrically interconnected to the printed circuit board (PCB), instead of undergoing traditional assembly and packaging as an individual Integrated Circuit. This technology is called Chip-On-Board (COB) assembly.

Compare this stylish calculator with the first version of the Math Explorer.

The same housing was used on the enhanced TI-32 Explorer Plus and the new TI-34.

Don't miss the innovative TI-15 Explorer introduced in the year 1999 and the Graphing calculator TI-73.

Stokes Publishing Company, Inc. based in Sunnyvale, California sold a companion for the teacher, view the Intermediate.

Math Explorerô is a trademark of Texas Instruments.

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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.