Casio fx-260 SOLAR Scientific Calculator, Black
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- All purpose scientific calculator offers fraction calculation, trigonometric functions
- Hard Slide Case
- FX-260 Solar Scientific Calculator
- 10-Digit x Two-Line Display,LCD
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The fx-260 Solar is designed to support participating in the following coursework:
- General Math
- Algebra I & II
CASIO FX260 Solar Scientific Calculator
Casio’s versatile fx-260 Solar is easy enough to use for day-to-day calculations and advanced enough for complex mathematics like trigonometric, exponential, and Statistical calculations. It’s solar power provides long life and dependability in addition to being packed with over 140 features and calculations, it’s approved for use on SAT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT, and ACT exams.
The CASIO fx-260 Solar scientific calculator is permitted for use on the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT and ACT college entrance exams, and AP tests.
Functionality & Key Features
Some of the functionality you will find in the fx-260 Solar includes:
- Fixed Decimal Capabilities
- Correct Order of Operations sequence
- Square & Cube Roots
- Percent Calculations
- Trigonometry & Inverse Trig Functions
- Fraction Simplification
- Polar/Rectangular Conversions
- Scientific Notation
And much more!
The fx-260 Solar is easy to use and will provide support as you progress through your coursework. It is solar powered and comes with a hard-protective case, so it’s always ready to go!
Offers a 10 digit, two-line display for easy viewing.
Top Customer Reviews
However, it lacks the HEX-OCT-BIN conversion and complex number calculation features to make it an all-around technical calculator. Users also need to press SHIFT to use the "1/x" and "nCr" functions. In comparison, Casio FX-300MS offers a much more convenient layout and costs only $1 more with the sale going on now (April 2005).
On the numerical side, this model does not store enough digits to be a good financial calculator. For example, this model evaluates 200000 (1 + 0.06/360)^(360*30) to about 1209747.95. A more accurate answer should be about 1209748.04. TI got it; Casio did't. Although the difference is so small that it often doesn't matter in highschool problems, it looks bad on presentation.
Things I love about this calculator:
3) Small, doesn't take up much room
5) Works in fractions (won't reduce them to decimal values)
6) Has all the trig functions
7) Even has a pseudo-random number generator
8) Has all the scientific functions you could need
9) Its x^y function accepts fractions for y
The only thing I would add to this calculator would be a logarithm function that I could assign my own base to (log_y). It already has log_10 and log_e, but sometimes a log_2 is useful as well, for instance.
I think the size of this calculator is perfect. It's small and thin, but not too small. The screen is perfectly readable, and the buttons are the rubberized type that provide a nice tactile feel.
I like this fx260 the best, for reasons others have mentioned. Further, the keys make a nice tactile click with depressions, screen is clearer, calculation speed is faster, the solar cells are more sensitive to lower light conditions, its light and sized to fit a shirt pocket with its case on, it feels good as a hand held.
Why get the fx260 instead of the other reputable Casio Casio FX-300MS Plus 229-Function Scientific Calculator which has almost 100 more functions for just an added $ 1-3 ? Ergonomics and required functions mostly: the 300MS is much bigger, it won't fit a shirt pocket, its heavier, and its keystrokes differently compared to a basic Casio. Many learning aids and high accuracy calculators are better as software on laptops with higher resolution graphing screens and libraries of functions. Handheld calculators are better focused in being portable, like a swiss-army knife tool for small jobs. If you don't need extra functions, unused but excess capacity makes it harder to lug what should be a go anywhere, easy to trot, calculator.
I carry one in my shirt pocket when out of the house and also keep one beside the chair in the den. This one will replace a higher-end Casio we keep in the kitchen, but which has many features we don't need and, oddly, doesn't use the same basic key layout and operation sequencing as this one. Too troublesome to switch back and forth.
Have owned many hand held calculators since the early 1980's (when they were brutally expensive). For me, this model has the right mix of price, features, and intuitive operation. Easy for everyday plain use, straightforward memory features, and all the advanced functions most folks would want, including easy exponents/roots, statistics, and trig. Too bad cars didn't have a similar price/performance/cost curve as calculators and computers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good cheap reliable calculator. used it in college as a Chemistry major aside from the classes I needed a graphing calculator in.Published 2 days ago by Aaron
I like this calculator. I've used it for years in engineering design work and machine shop calculations. The fact that it's pink is a bonus. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Jabird212
Great value for the money. This calculator has perfectly fit the needs of my junior high school student. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Lisa Pottgen
If you are someone incapable of figuring things out on your own and you need a complex calculator so you can plug in entire equations and avoid learning algebra, then this... Read morePublished 16 days ago by DrTrips
My calculator is not very good. Dysfunctional at times. I might have received a deflected one. The brightness dims time to time. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Randy
As a professional Engineer, I love this for my field work. If I loose or break it in the line of work it won't break the bank.... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bruno