Excerpt: If you just want a calculator to add, subtract, multiply and divide, then whilst this would be fine for the job, you'd only ever be using half the buttons. If you're a maths student at high school, or even university, the casio does pretty much everything you want and could possibly need to do. It has all the tans, cosines, sines, powers, roots, factorials, blahs, blahs and blahs.
Pros: All the mathematical functions and features you could ever want .
Cons: No secant, cosecant or cotangent . Not crucial anyway .
Summary: I bought this for my daughter who is self studying for her GCSE's as a homeschool student. I shopped around and, using TESCO clubcard points this ended up being a real bargain. It was exactly what we needed and worked great (until she lost it at "school" i.e home- I am not joking!) It was a great product and I will replace the last one with exactly the same one- a paging device would be handy!
Excerpt: As a Maths tutor in my spare time I have to use a calculator on a regular basis. This is the calculator that I swear by and the one that I recommend to all my students and I will explain the reasons for this below. Firstly just in case you never went through education and don't know what a scientific calculator is I will break it down for you.
Excerpt: Introduction Casio have had the school scientific calculator market pretty much sewn up for as long as I can remember. Back when I was doing my GCSEs - shortly after we'd stopped carving notches on mammoth tusks - I had one of the original fx-82 models, and variants of that trusty machine served me well for the rest of school and beyond. The spiritual successor to that calculator is this one, officially dubbed the fx-83GT PLUS.
Pros: Very competitively priced, Casio dependability, excellent display, lots of features