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QAMA Calculator Reveals Answer After You’ve Made an Educated Guess

Device encourages you to use your brain

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QAMA Calculator Reveals Answer After You’ve Made an Educated Guess
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For someone who is genuinely awful at all sorts of mathematics and calculations, the intellectually-stimulating QAMA calculator is a little intimidating. When I sit down with one of these devices, I need answers, and I need them now. Unfortunately for those hoping for an easy ride, this particular calculator only coughs up the answer when you’ve presented it with a reasonable estimate. If you’re close, then it’ll reveal its secret. If not, well, it’s back to the proverbial drawing board. That’s what we get for not studying, right?

The logic behind the calculator makes perfect sense. Instead of allowing students and the mathematically challenged to simply punch in number and reap the rewards, it forces you to use your brain. A foreign concept, I know. But it encourages people to actually learn about the equations they’re attempting to calculate, as opposed to simply allowing the tiny machine to do all of the hard work for you. Teachers will rejoice, students will weep.

How do you obtain one of these “revolutionary” calculators? Swing by the official website. Unfortunately, as of this writing, the site doesn’t seem to have any sort of ordering information available. If you’re curious to see the device in action, take a look at the video below.

QAMA Calculator Reveals Answer After You’ve Made an Educated Guess
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  • Tim Stirrup

    Some valid points here – the calculator will be available during May/June 2012. Keep an eye on the website or twitter feed for more information. The response from a single tweet took us a little by surprise!

    The calculator does have a ‘cancel estimation’ mode, recognising that sometimes speed is essential. When this mode is activated, a series of red LEDs embedded in the calculator flash randomly. So, if a class set of calculators are being used and students are supposed to be estimating and they switch off that capability, the teacher sees. If the calculator is being needed for speed – then that is also possible.

  • sam

    Thank you.

    The QAMA calculator is now available to all – from The www.QAMAcalculator.com website