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.
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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
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.
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!)
How can the calculator present numbers in standard from 9science notation)? It also can round the number for you.
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.
Test your knowledge of the SETUP menu.
There are several buttons available to deal with numbers with powers. We explore the input any power button and the reciprocal button.
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.
There are two buttons that enable you to input logarithms, one is more traditional whilst one capitalises on the textbook display of the calculator.
You can change the standard log button from using the default base of 10.
The Natural logarithm (ln) and Euler's number (e) are inverse functions. This lectures uses the calculator to explore the relationship.
How well do you know the log functions?
Exploring Sin, Cos and Tan and how to obtain the reciprocal functions Sec, Cosec and Cot.
A breif look at where to find the hyperbolic functions.
In this video, we use the ANS button with and iteration formula, to repeatedly refine a value for x.
Test your knowledge on the various functions you have just learned.
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.
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.
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.
As mentioned earlier in the course, you can find out how to switch between MATH and LINE display.
See how you can use the standard form (scientific notation) feature of the calculator to complete 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.
Discover how you can enter diagnostic mode and test your calculator's functionality.
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.
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.
Thank you for your support in purchasing this course.
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.