FlashMaster Electronic Teaching Device

The Flashmaster, introduced in 2002 for both school and home use, was designed to be an electronic alternative to flash cards in arithmetic teaching. It not only gave examples to be solved, but allowed for timed tests and tracked student performance.
The lightweight instrument has a gray plastic case. One selects the learning activity desired by pressing one of the six yellow buttons near the top. Three white buttons allow one to choose the time limit, the arithmetic operation, and the level of the activity. The time and the level, along with the problem to be solved, appear on the screen below. Students enter answers by pressing the digit buttons across the bottom.
According to the cardboard box, the instrument was "DESIGNED, DEVELOPED & MANUFACTURED FOR FLASHMASTER LLC (/) BY ACCENT ENTINEERING (LUBBOCK, TEXAS) and TRONICBROS. (HONG KONG)." Flashmaster LLC has an address in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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Object Name
teaching device
date made
Resor, Charles Pillsbury
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall box: 4 cm x 25 cm x 14 cm; 1 9/16 in x 9 27/32 in x 5 1/2 in
flashmaster: 2 cm x 18.6 cm x 10.7 cm; 25/32 in x 7 5/16 in x 4 7/32 in
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Learning Arithmetic
Science & Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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