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Texas Instruments Super Speak & Math
|Date of introduction:||1990||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:|| $38.25 (1992)
|Display size:||2*8 alphanumeric|
|Size:|| 10.7" x 8.0" x
271 x 203 x 53 mm3
|Weight:||18.9 ounces, 535 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*AA cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 09 year 1991|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:|| TSP50C10 (CSM10047),
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download manual:||(US: 9.1M Bytes)|
With the Super Speak & line Texas Instruments introduced educational toys similar to the well known kids-computers with there small LCD-screens and ASCII-keyboards. Don't miss the Super Speak & Spell.
Dismantling this Super Speak & Math manufactured in October 1989 by Texas Instruments in the United States reveals a clean design centered around just three Integrated Circuits:
• TSP50C10/CSM10047: TSP50C50 VSP (Voice Synthesis Processor) with 8-bit microcontroller and
16k Bytes Mask ROM for both program and voice and 128 Bytes + 16 Nibbles RAM
• TSP60C18/CMM18001: VSM (Voice Synthesis Memory) with 256k Bits
• Samsung KS0062: LCD Controller for monochrome dot matrix liquid crystal display with 8-bit Interface
The Super Speak & Math is the successor of the Speak & Math.
You'll find more games for younger children in the Computer Fun.
Super Speak & Math will do:
|• Place Value - teaches the place-value system in representing
one and two digit numbers
• Trade - reinforces understanding of the place-value system
• Target - emphasizes logical reasoning and problem-solving
• Solve It - Uses the place-value system to develop logical reasoning
• Math Problems - tests your knowledge of basic mathematical
terms and facts
• Estimate - develops the ability to estimate answers to problems
• Select - helps you to recognize basic math operations
• Calculator - provides the opportunity to make up and solve
your own math problems
The toy is intended for players ages 6 to 12.
Two Super Speak & Math Expansion Cartridges are known:
|Everyday Math||6 - 12 years||Features Math problems: Making purchases; counting change; percents; and comparison shopping.||
(US: 1.1M Bytes)
|Math Teasers||6 - 12 years||Features Math problems: Probability; sequencing; logical reasoning and more.||
(US: 1.1M Bytes)
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.