The Algebra Explained series includes a calculator for convenience. Learners are discouraged from using it. In fact, for most lessons using a calculator will result in the student not earning their graduation cap for that lesson.
Learners are expected to know their arithmetic facts and review & strengthen them as needed.
The founder of I Learn Fast Sofware believes that the patterns of mathematics are revealed by actively thinking about numbers, not pushing magic buttons on a calculator. The calculator is available for working through problems involving large numbers, logarithms and e and is not intended for daily use.
The Algebra Explained series includes a scratch paper screen where students have an ecofriendly yet unlimited amount of scratch paper to work through problems and explore numbers.
We believe this may be the first calculator in the world to use "cut", "copy" and "paste" rather than M+, M-, MR and MC. This is just another example of our fresh approach and ideas.