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.

Date Made: 2002

Maker: Resor, Charles Pillsbury

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China

Web Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of Charles Pillsbury Resor

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0046.01Catalog Number: 2003.0046.01Accession Number: 2003.0046

Object Name: teaching device

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall box: 4 cm x 25 cm x 14 cm; 1 9/16 in x 9 27/32 in x 5 1/2 inflashmaster: 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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Record Id: nmah_1192339

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