NumWorks: The First Graphing Calculator that Encourages You to Explore the Fascinating World of Mathematics

NumWorks is set to revolutionize graphing calculators, the iconic high school tools. Ergonomic, open source, upgradable and proactive, the NumWorks graphing calculator was designed in 2017 with the technologies of 2017.

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It makes learning math easier: teachers, students, geeks…NumWorks is designed for everybody who needs a calculator meeting the requirements of high school math programs.

Faced with two giants that share the global graphing calculator market (a market estimated at 4 million units per year in the US) thanks to products designed in the nineties, NumWorks decided to reinvent this object making user familiarization simple and immediate thanks to logical and intuitive browsing. The days when you had to fight to understand your graphing calculator, learn the language of each brand or model before being able – at long last – to develop an interest in the science of mathematics are history now.

NumWorks: driven by transparency

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By conviction and because users’ needs are constantly changing, NumWorks’ designers decided to make it an open source tool. This means that NumWorks is the first totally transparent graphing calculator: all the knowledge it brings together is available through an online Creative Commons license. Likewise, all the technical diagrams can be accessed on the site and, unlike other devices, NumWorks can be taken to pieces and put back together again.

Users can add their own functionalities and the open source community will also have the opportunity to suggest improvements which will make NumWorks even more efficient and long-lasting.

NumWorks: a virtuous proactive open source graphing calculator

NumWorks calculator3Romain Goyet, the founder of NumWorks explains: “We firmly believe in teaching and sharing knowledge with a total commitment to transparency. NumWorks is the first proactive graphing calculator. We aim to provide a new vision of learning mathematics with a tool reflecting this science: constantly changing, open and participatory. The community learns far more when it participates in the educational process, and with NumWorks, we are looking to provide a long-lasting educational alternative to make studying math much more simpler and also facilitate the learning process for other subjects such as mechanics, electronics and IT, and in particular for a generation that just can’t get by without them.”

Design driven by user experience

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This product means: no more over-elaborate button-pushing, no countless buttons required to obtain a result and no more time wasted looking for “Off” buttons on devices that…aren’t actually there! Here is NumWorks, the first graphing calculator that helps users understand the awesome world of mathematics faster and better! It will awaken and fulfill the potential of all high school math students which is not the case with the overly complex devices on the market today.

This educational object has been designed with teachers and students in mind. NumWorks features the ergonomics of familiar products such as smartphones and game consoles thus enabling them to start using it straight away.

Making mathematics fun and speeding up the learning process.

NumWorks is the result of five highly enthusiastic engineers meeting up and working together. They spent over a year in R&D: the first phase of their work involved reading through all the high school mathematics programs as well as years and years of previous curriculums to ensure they were meeting the needs of today’s market.

Starting from scratch, they completely overhauled graphing calculator software and reprogrammed, stage by stage, all of the graphing calculator functions. The design was focused on providing users with the most intuitive experience possible. The keyboard was split up into three separate theme-based sections: the navigation section which enables you to choose the graphing calculator menus more easily; advanced functions and a numeric keypad with its buttons conveniently spaced out enabling fast and accurate use. A “Home” button has been added allowing users to return directly to the main menu, and last, but not least, there’s an “ON/OFF” button to turn the graphing calculator on and off in just one click.

There are only six essential applications for high school students on the NumWorks main menu: calculations, functions, sequences, statistics, probabilities and regressions. The applications were designed with teachers and are compliant with the educational programs of all high school sections. These functions are clearly presented: no abbreviations or incomprehensible acronyms! The functions can be directly accessed from the main menu without any complicated button-pressing needed. NumWorks is compliant with educational examination standards and regulations.

While Casio, Texas Instruments and the like spend thousands of hours every year training teachers and students how to use their devices, familiarization with the NumWorks graphing calculator doesn’t even require a User Guide! Students and teachers can immediately immerse themselves in the perfect world of mathematics.


Rechargeable thanks to its micro USB port, NumWorks can be used intensively for 20 hours without being recharged and spend several years in deep sleep mode.

The simple spare design of this graphing calculator is a major achievement in itself. It weighs just 167 grams (5.9 ounces) and is only 10 millimeters (0.4 inch) thick, making it the slimmest and lightest device in the world.

NumWorks: the standard retail price today is $99.99.


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About NumWorks

Founded in mid-2016, NumWorks is the product of Romain Goyet’s imagination. A graduate from École Polytechnique [a prestigious French academic institution], Romain’s career started with Apple in Cupertino. Fascinated by software, he returned to France and launched Applidium which quickly became the leader in terms of creating mobile applications. After selling that company, he decided to focus on hardware and, having kept the graphing calculator from his student days, he was amazed to see that such a flawed object designed for a noble subject had lasted 20 years. He then met Fred Potter, a pioneer in the field of connected objects, who helped him develop his project. After several weeks of discussing ideas and sharing thoughts, Romain founded NumWorks and launched the first graphing calculator which created a rupture in this field and breathed new life into mathematics.

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