How To Master Your Casio Calculator -Total Calculator Skills
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The full course on how to master all the key features and functions of your Casio Calculator
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Created by Steven Gardiner
Last updated 9/2017
Current price: $10 Original price: $30 Discount: 67% off
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use your Casio scientific calculator with confidence both in the classroom and during exams.
  • Explore mathematics in new and practical ways with the unique features of the Casio calculator.
  • Access all the unique and powerful functions of a modern scientific calculator.
  • Apply your knowledge of these calculator functions to questions you might encounter in your math related course.
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  • You need to have a Casio Calculator as listed in the Full Details description or have use of one. This course can be completed by anyone, from experienced to beginner. This course is also an excellent follow-up to the Essential Casio Calculator Skills Course.

Master Your Casio Calculator and make sure you have the complete calculator skills required for you to get the grade you want in the exam or teach your students how to use their calculator effectively.

September 2017 - Currently updating. I shall be adding some updates to the course based on student feedback. Look out for extra videos and resources.

What benefits do I get from this course?

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  • Use your Casio scientific calculator with confidence both in the classroom and during exams.
  • Explore mathematics in new ways with the helpful features of the Casio calculator.
  • Apply your knowledge of these calculator functions to questions you might encounter in your math related course.
  • Access all the unique and powerful functions of a modern scientific calculator.
  • Impress your friends or teacher ...or students with your calculator skills.
  • Includes exclusive content not available on the YouTube channel - The Calculator Guide


For less than the typical price of an hour's private teaching, the course will take you through many of the impressive functions of the calculator, step-by-step, telling you which buttons to press and how they can be used to help you with questions.

In this course you are going to gain mastery over your calculator. Maybe you are curious as to how the features and functions can help you with your mathematical learning, build you confidence and succeed in your mathematics exam.

With this course you get 1080p HD videos and a full demonstration with a calculator emulator of the buttons you need to press.

You also get updates and bonus extras, which will be added to the course.

You also get access to ask me questions regarding the course or anything you are stuck on.

In buying this course you are helping support me to continue to make more courses to help you and future students feel confident about using their calculator.

So if you are currently using a Casio calculator, then what are you waiting for? Make the most out of your calculator, be confident and achieve the qualification you want.

About the calculator.

This course assumes that you have a Casio calculator or have regular access to one.

It is primarily designed for the FX-83GT Plus / FX-85GT Plus available in the UK. Similar textbook display or Natural V.P.A.M calculators are known by different codes around the world.

FX-300ES Plus, FX-350ES Plus, fx-82DE PLUS, fx-82ES PLUS, fx-82ZA PLUS, fx-83GT PLUS, fx-85DE PLUS, fx-85ES PLUS, fx-85GT PLUS, fx-86DE PLUS, FX-95ES Plus, FX-500VN Plus, FX-82AU PLUS II and others

And silver edition models

FX-991ES Plus, FX-115ES Plus, FX-570ES Plus, FX-100AU PLUS, FX-991DE

Who is the target audience?
  • School and college students (typically 16+) studying a mathematics course (or a course with mathematical content), who would like to develop their knowledge of using a scientific calculator effectively. This may also include university students who are required to use a scientific calculator, rather than a graphing calculator.
  • Teachers or lecturers involved in teaching mathematics to students, who wish to develop skills using a scientific calculator.
  • Any other professionals who are required to use a scientific calculator or anyone interested in improving calculator and mathematical skills.
  • This particular course is designed for use with the Casio Natural VPAM model of calculator, specifically the fx-83GT Plus, fx-85GT Plus and fx-300ES PLUS. If you have another model of scientific calculator, whilst you may find some of the lectures applicable, they may not exactly match the location of the features and functions of your particular calculator model.
  • How is this course different from Essential Casio Calculator Skills? - This course dives deeper into the features of the calculator. This course looks at logarithm functions, trigonometry, radians, simultaneous equations and much, much more that is not covered in the Essentials course. This course is also more likely to feature additional material in the future.
  • What do I get from completing this course? - Greater confidence in mathematics lessons and in exams. Quicker and speedier calculations mean less time wasting. Using your calculator effectively may help to reduced your anxiety about certain topics and help you solve problems more effectively.
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Curriculum For This Course
42 Lectures
Welcome and get ready to start getting more out of your calculator.
2 Lectures 04:28

Who's this course for and what are you set to learn?

Preview 03:17

Resetting you calculator is important if you are ever unsure about the settings or mode your calculator is currently in. It is often also a requirement before an exam.

Preview 01:11
The Setup Menu - Setting the calculator up as you want it!
4 Lectures 07:09

The First Setup Menu enables you to switch between the text book display MATH mode and the more traditional LINE display. Change your angle measurements between degrees radians and even gradians. You can also choose the number of decimal places to display a number to.

A look at the the first SET UP Menu

I refer to Standard Index Form in the video as it is known as this in the UK. You may also know this as Science Notation (Hence it being Sci mode!)

Standard Form and Scientific notation

How can the calculator present numbers in standard from 9science notation)? It also can round the number for you.

Sci Mode and Standard Form

If you press down when you access SET UP, you will see a second menu, with the ability to refine features such as the screen's contrast, or add frequency to your STAT mode functions.

The Second Setup Menu

Test your knowledge of the SETUP menu.

Setup Quiz
2 questions
Indices and Logarithms
5 Lectures 09:10

There are several buttons available to deal with numbers with powers. We explore the input any power button and the reciprocal button.

Indices or Exponents.

You should notice a button which looks like this...(-) on the right hand side.

This is the best button to use when inputting negative numbers, rather than the subtract button.

The button itself suggest you can put brackets/parentheses around the negative sign.

This is essential when raising negative numbers. For example

-6² will give you the answer -36

(-6)² will give you the answer 36.

If you wanted the square of the number negative 6, the second result is correct. The calculator will prioritise powers before negatives, so be careful.

The Negative Number Button

There are two buttons that enable you to input logarithms, one is more traditional whilst one capitalises on the textbook display of the calculator.

Preview 02:46

You can change the standard log button from using the default base of 10.

Extra tip regarding log button

The Natural logarithm (ln) and Euler's number (e) are inverse functions. This lectures uses the calculator to explore the relationship.

The Natural logarithm and e.

How well do you know the log functions?

Logarithms Quiz
3 questions
The Trigonometric Functions
4 Lectures 09:46

Exploring Sin, Cos and Tan and how to obtain the reciprocal functions Sec, Cosec and Cot.

An Overview of using the Trig. functions

A breif look at where to find the hyperbolic functions.

Quick look at the hyperbolic functions.

New - Using the area of a triangle formula and the cosine rule

Trigonmetric Functions Quiz
1 question

Time Out - Add a review or feedback
1 page
Stand-alone features.
9 Lectures 18:29
Time Calculations using the Sexagesimal Button

The Absolute or Modulus Function

What does the : sign do

What is engineering notation?

Prime Factorisation and prime numbers

Converting between polar and rectangular coordinates

The Factorial function and combinations and permutations.

In this video, we use the ANS button with and iteration formula, to repeatedly refine a value for x.

New: Iteration using the ANS button

Test your knowledge on the various functions you have just learned.

Stand-alone features quiz
3 questions
3 Lectures 08:15

You can create frequency tables in STAT mode by switching the frequency function on. You can then calculate the sum and mean of data in frequency tables and grouped data through use of the mid-point.

How to input a frequency table and calculate the mean

Turning frequency off

Linear Regression and related features

STAT mode quiz
2 questions
3 Lectures 11:55

Finding two roots means more work for you to do. Find out what you can do if you don't find a root with your first trail range.

Finding two roots of a quadratic using TABLE mode

Can TABLE mode help with simultaneous equations? Find out here how you can use TABLE mode and a Trial and Improvement method to find solutions to simultaneous equations.

TABLE Mode and Simultaneous Equations

TABLE mode quiz
1 question
Extra Content - Discover more about your calculator
9 Lectures 16:27

As mentioned earlier in the course, you can find out how to switch between MATH and LINE display.

Find out more about MathIO and Line IO

See how you can use the standard form (scientific notation) feature of the calculator to complete calculations.

Extra Video - Standard Form (Scientific Notation) Calculations

Lost your dice? You can use your calculator instead. See how you can use the random integer feature to simulate 1 or two dice.

Preview 01:11

Discover how you can enter diagnostic mode and test your calculator's functionality.

Extra Video - How To Enter Diagnostic Mode

What about VERIFY Mode?

Some of the extra features that are available on the fx-300ES PLUS and some other models. Download this pdf for the interactive content.

Please do not redistribute or upload to other platforms.

Extra Features of the fx-300ES PLUS (Interactive pdf)
6 pages

If you have the UK edition or a version that does not have the dedicated GCD and LCM functions above the x and ÷ buttons, this trick can help you find the highest common factor and least common multiple.

Extra Video: Highest Common Factor (or GCD) and Least Common Multiple
End of the Course
3 Lectures 01:00

Thank you for your support in purchasing this course.

End of the Course and Credits

Teacher Resources

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About the Instructor
Steven Gardiner
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2,953 Students
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Online Instructor and Mathematics teacher

I have been teaching mathematics for over seven years and am excited about teaching students how to get more out of using technology for learning, specifically their calculator. I started The Calculator Guide, a growing collection of videos and resources in February 2015 and am happy to be developing courses online and on Udemy.

I have recently completed an MSc in Mathematics Education where my dissertation examined students perceptions and knowledge of a Natural Display Calculator and explored new ways of using the calculator to help students and teachers.