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AP Calculus requires a graphing calculator.
Any graphing or scientific calculator is permitted on the following as long as it does not have a QWERTY keyboard, electronic writing pad or a pen-input/stylus-driven interface:
AP Statistics (graphing expected)
AP Chemistry
AP Physics
See for more information.
For the GED, the FX-260 Solar is suggested.

You can go to the following page for information on what calculators are acceptable for ACT:

The page doesn't specify which models are acceptable, although it does specify some models that are not acceptable. For the most part, it presents guidelines as to what types of functions would not be acceptable.

Similar information regarding calculators that are acceptable for SAT can be found at the following page:

Here are two resources that discuss examples of applications that our calculators may be used for.<br>&#42; <u>College Algebra and Trigonometry Graphing Calculator Investigations</u>, Dennis C. Ebersole<br>&#42; <u>Technology Resources Manual for Casio Graphing Calculators Calculus</u>, Addison-Wesley Vol. 2

Yes. You can transmit and receive data, and transfer images using the ClassPad Manager software, which is on the CD-ROM that comes with the ClassPad, along with the included SB-300 USB cable or the optional SB-305 serial cable. You can transfer the programs and materials (e-Activities) of the ClassPad made using a personal computer/ClassPad to the ClassPad using ClassPad Manager.

Whenever the integer part of a calculation result is longer than the maximum number of digits that the calculator can display, you will receive an Overflow Error. The result will be presented as a rounded number. (Please refer to the question "What is a Round Number Calculation" for more information.)

The error messages should indicate what the problem is. See the error message list in your calculator's user's guide for more information.
For example:
Cause: The calculation result is outside of the allowable calculation range or you are trying to perform an illegal mathematical operation (such as division by zero).
Action: Check your input values and adjust them to allow the calculation result to be within the allowable range. If you are using memory for your calculation, make sure that you check the memory value.
Syn ERROR or Syntax ERROR
Cause: The calculation expression is the wrong syntax, or the program you are using contains a syntax error.
Action: Press the or key to display the location of the error, and correct it.
Stk ERROR or Stack ERROR
Cause: The calculation you are performing has caused the capacity of the numeric stack or the command stack to be exceeded.
Action: Simplify your calculation expression. You could also split your calculation expression into two or more parts and execute the parts separately.
Cause: You executed a matrix, graphing, or some other operation that caused remaining memory capacity to be exceeded.
Action: Delete memory data you no longer need. Make sure that the number of variables used in your expression does not exceed the number of variables that are available.
Other error messages may appear to let you know that a calculation you are trying to perform is not compatible with your current mode, angle unit, display, or other setting. If this happens, check the setup of your calculator and try again.

Our suggestion, when resetting the calculator, is to reset the Setup Data and/or the Main Memory. But, if you happen to reset the Add-Ins and Storage, you will need to go to CASIO’s Worldwide Education website, Here, you will be able to download the Add-In software and the individual images and image series, to put back on your calculator. You will need to connect the calculator to the computer with the USB cable that came with the calculator. If you have misplaced the USB cable that came with the calculator, please contact your regional sales representative ( and they will be able to get one to you.

1. From the main menu, select SYSTEM (last icon)
2. Select F5 for Reset
3. You can choose Setup data or Main Memories
4. Press F1 to confirm your choice

Once you get an answer, press the f-->d key and the radical with change into a decimal.

No, you will be prompted to download the free calculator emulator to you computer to take the course. Upon completing the course You will receive a FREE calculator.

The fx-9750/9860Gll Series and the ClassPad 300 series

Yes, the Casio loaner program lets Schools try before they buy. That's right test drive any of our Educational Calculators free for 30 days. To get started, fill out a loaner request with your schools information and click submit.

The fx-260 has been the calculator endorsed and recommended for the taking the GED. By 2012 the fx300ES will also be approved for the GED.

Not currently but we're working on it and should be available soon.

Yes, the EA-200, is our data collection device and works with our graphing calculators and ClassPad. It comes packaged with everything you need to get started including Optical, Voltage and Temperature probes.

No, the Geometry program on the fx-9860 Series is not a CAS

Credit for Professional Development varies from state to state and you can inquire with the district's PD coordinator to find out your states policy.

Any Casio Graphing calculator with a USB port can be directly connected to any Casio projector with a USB port.

Yes, all of our educational calculators have a corresponding overhead model. Listed in school accessories.

Casio offers World Class Educator Support. When you school makes a purchase we provide Free Training and Professional Development. We also provide free online instructional courses and videos, plus free downloadable activities and workbooks. Earn Casio Rewards points with every purchase redeemable for any Casio products. Trade-In and Trade-Up programs and many other benefits

If your calculator does not turn on, push the restart button on the back of the calculator with the end of a paperclip or something similar. If that doesn't work try removing and reinserting the batteries, making sure they are installed correctly.

CAS stands for Computer Algebra System and is a software program that facilitates symbolic mathematics. The core functionality of a CAS is manipulation of mathematical expressions in symbolic form.

AP exams, PSAT, SAT, ACT and state-level exams

Only the ClassPad has a Computer Algebra System

Natural Display shows formulas, inputs and displays results exactly as they appear in a textbook.

The fx-300, fx-115, fx-9860GII, Slim, and ClassPad all have Natural Display.

An Emulator is an exact copy of the calculator for your computer. It operates like the hand held model but with many added features. You can change it's size, record and edit your keystrokes, save screenshots and much more. It also works great with an interactive white board

Yes, Emulators are available for a few different models and are sold as single or a site license for the school. Check our product pages or speak to one of our representatives.

The fx-9860Gll Series has a natural display input and output, a backlight, preloaded geometry and E-con programs, increased program functionality.

The fx-9750Gll Series has more memory, a built in E-con data collection program, USB port, increased program functionality. The ability to connect to our projectors and a optional computer emulator.

Yes we have Free online courses for the fx-9860G Slim & ClassPad 101. We also have free online instructional video for the fx-9750/9860Gll Series Calculator.

If you would like to change the last answer to a decimal, simply press the F D button, located right above the 8 button. The F D button (Form to Decimal) is a toggle switch and will switch between a fractional answer and it’s decimal form. This button will also change any answer in Standard Form to a decimal and vice versa. For example, if you’re answer is 2 , by pressing the F D button, the calculator will change your answer to its decimal form. Also, using the division button, instead of our fraction button, will display answers as a decimal.