The Electric Company® Math Fun
INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [Mattel Electronics #2613]
Release #15 October 16, 1980
Trademark used under license from Children's Television Workshop, Inc.
AKA Math Fun
Produced by APh Technology Consultants for Mattel Electronics
Program: Kimo Yap
Title screen graphics: Jerrol Richardson
Although it has a higher production number than Word Fun, Math Fun was released first -- it was one of the original four cartridges test marketed in 1979.
Initially, the solutions for math problems had to be entered ones column first. For example, when subtracting 5 from 24, the solution, 19, would have to be entered as 9, then 1. While this was designed to duplicate how people solve problems with pencil and paper, many customers complained; intuitively, they wanted to simply press in 1 then 9. A running change was ordered so that later copies of the cartridge use this intuitive method of entry instead.