Calculator Books

I have written and co-written a number of books for teachers and students related to using calculators in mathematics education. Some of these are now no longer available, but are retained below for completeness.

 

 

Learning Mathematics with ES PLUS Series Scientific Calculator

Barry Kissane & Marian Kemp

Published by CASIO, Japan 2014, 169 pp

This book is intended for students and teachers, with mathematical interests in the junior and senior secondary school. As well as detailed explanatory text, with many screen dumps, the book includes calculator exercises (with answers) and exploratory activities, as well as some notes for teachers. Covers many aspects of mathematics in fifteen separate modules including functions, equations, trigonometry, data analysis, probability, sequences and series, vectors, recursion, matrices and elementary calculus. The book is written for a particular calculator (CASIO fx-991 ES PLUS), but many aspects are also relevant to related ES series calculators.

This book is available for free download as a pdf from CASIO's WEW site at http://edu.casio.com/education/activity/ or via Murdoch's Research Repository at http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/24812/

 

 

Learning Mathematics with Graphics Calculators

Barry Kissane & Marian Kemp

Published by CASIO, Japan 2014, 225 pp
This book is intended for students and teachers, with mathematical interests in secondary school. As well as detailed explanatory text, with many screen dumps, the book includes calculator exercises (with answers) and exploratory activities, as well as some notes for teachers. Covers many aspects of mathematics in seventeen separate modules including functions, geometry, equations, trigonometry, data analysis, probability, sequences and series, complex numbers, recursion, matrices and elementary calculus. Three of the modules are for a colour version of the graphics calculator. The book is written for two particular calculators (CASIO fx-9860G II and CASIO fx-CG20), but many aspects are also relevant to related graphics calculators.

This book is available for free download as a pdf from CASIO's WEW site at http://edu.casio.com/education/activity/ or via Murdoch's Research Repository at http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/24814/

 

 

Mathematics with a graphics calculator: Casio fx-7400G

Published by MAWA 1997
ISBN 0 949278 40 8
112pp
This book is intended for students and teachers, with mathematical interests in the junior and senior secondary school. As well as detailed explanatory text, with many screen dumps, the book includes calculator exercises (with answers) and exploratory activities. Covers many aspects of mathematics including functions, graphs, equations, data analysis, simulation, sequences and series, iteration, recursion, programming and elementary calculus. A comprehensive index is also included.

Here is a book review.

 

 

More mathematics with a graphics calculator: Casio cfx-9850G

Published by MAWA 1997
ISBN 0 949278 41 6
212pp
This book is intended for students and teachers of middle and secondary school mathematics. As well as detailed explanatory text, with many screen dumps, the book includes calculator exercises (with answers) and exploratory activities. Covers many aspects of mathematics including functions, graphs, equations, data analysis, simulation, sequences and series, iteration, recursion, matrices, complex numbers, programming and calculus. A chapter on data logging is included. Comprehensive index for quick reference.

Here is a book review.

 

 

Exploring Mathematics Using a TI-80 Graphics Calculator

Barry Kissane, Jen Bradley & Marian Kemp

Published by MAWA 1997
ISBN 0 949278 43 2
160 pp

This book is intended to help both secondary school students of all ages and their teachers use a Texas Instruments TI-80 graphics calculator for learning and doing mathematics. Apart from detailed advice for using the calculator, the book contains exercises to focus on how the calculator can be operated efficiently and activities that focus on using the calculator to explore mathematics. A wide range of mathematical ideas are involved including calculation, graphing and tabulating functions, chance and data, sequences and series, iteration and recursion, equations and inequalities, programming and calculus. Much of the material in the book is also relevant to other Texas Instruments calculators, including the TI-82 and TI-83.


The following books are available from the CASIO Edu website:

 

Enhancing Learning
with a Graphics Calculator

Edited by Anthony Harradine, Barry Kissane & Gary O'Brien

Published by Shriro 2002

ISBN 0 9758302 1 1
74pp

This book comprises an edited collection of nineteen lessons written by Australian mathematics teachers, reflecting some of the ways in which graphics calculators are related to teaching and learning mathematics. Lessons focus on the use of the Casio cfx-9850GB PLUS, but many of them offer ideas of wider relevance. The book is available for free download from the CASIO Edu web site.

 

 

Programming your calculator:
Casio fx-7400G PLUS

Published by Shriro 2000
ISBN 0 9758302 0 3
24pp

This book describes in detail 24 calculator programs, explaining how, when and why each is used. Complete program listings are provided, so that users could enter the programs manually if desired. It is easier to obtain an electronic copy of the programs from the ACES web site, however, and transfer them to the calculator more reliably and quickly. The programs are all short enough to follow the logic involved, so they may also help beginning programmers see how to write calculator programs. Although the programs are intended mainly for the less sophisticated calculators, they will mostly also work on the more sophisticated models such as the cfx-9850GB PLUS.