It seems like the best technology is the stuff that I wish I had as a child. I mean, there are great toys that I wished I had like the LeapPad Ultra, not to mention others like the Crayola Light Designer. I honestly wish I had Casio’s FX-9860GII calculator in high school, or even in college.
It isn’t often that I get to review a calculator, but I was pleased when Casio wanted me to review this one, presumably for back to school reasons. I believe that the back to school season doesn’t really begin until next month, but I got in early.
I can honestly say that there is a bit of a learning curve on this calculator, but only if you are an adult. I’m not certain what it says about adults when I have to essentially re-learn Algebra and Calculus just to use a calculator. I think it is hysterical that my son and daughter learn about Linear graphing, and this calculator can do it. So, if you want to know the intersection of x=3 and 2x-4, you can see the two lines on a graph that the answer is (7,10).
This thing is capable of doing a lot more, including connecting to a computer and even connecting unit to unit. I honestly think it would take me a bachelors degree in Mathematics to fully write about this, but this is because I would use it very well for four years of homework and tests. I hope you understand that last comment, because you can quote me on that.
So, if you want to get a heads-up on high school or college, you should go lay down $79.99 here on the Casio site.