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Visit this site: http://www.diycalculator.com/

Author:Clive (Max) Maxfield and Alvin Brown
Description: Order the book How Computers Do Math, or preview its table of contents. The book's interactive laboratories guide you in the creation of a simple calculator program to run on your DIY Calculator; its accompanying CD-ROM contains a virtual "Do-it-Yourself (DIY)" computer/calculator as well as a history of calculators and computers. The page of more cool stuff provides or introduces a history of calculators and computers; a timeline of calculators, computers, and "other stuff"; alternative computer architectures; fixed-point and floating-point representations; binary floating-point; Binary Coded Decimal (BCD); BCD Floating-Point; Rounding Algorithms 101; and more. Tools, some written for educators, include assemblers, compilers, and interpreters; a code coverage utility; a code profiler utility; and a file transfer utility. With demos about reading buttons and writing to the display, about pseudo-random number generators, and on the DIY Calculator, itself.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Calculators, Publications, Documents/Sketches/Galleries
Math Topics: History and Biography

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