CALCULATORS
Lets confess it... we are dependant on our calculators. Of course the IB teaches us to think by ourselves and how to do the process and analysis required. But nevertheless we like our calculators to be by our side, they give us confidence. This confidence is even more reassured when we have our calculators well equipped. Lets imagine that you are sitting in front of a Paper 1 question and have no idea how to do it. You could go on to the next question, or you could open one of your programs and this may help to orient you. Don´t get me wrong, the idea is not to be lazy and input definitions in the calculators, the idea is to have formulas, simulations, and programs that give you the answer. The answer by itself isn't of much aid when doing the process, but it helps us to check our answers.
In this section you will find 2 main things; Calculator Programs (Casio) and Documentation.
NOTE: All the following files are in CAT format and require the use of a CalcPC Cable . To use the cable you will need the FA122 software to connect the calculator to your PC (Click here to download software).
CALCULATOR PROGRAMS
If we search the Web looking for programs that might be useful for us in the IB course we will find lots of programs that will not be of much help for us. This is why in this section I decided to post the programs that I consider to be the best for the Maths IB course.
To download the programs you'll need a unzip program such as WinRar or WinZip (Download )
All programs in this section are only for casio CFX 9X50
Level  Program  Description  Author  Size  Download 

All 
MathSolver  Simply the BEST!! Try it and you will see what I mean  Casto Productions  6.44Kb  
All 
AP/GP  Finds everything there is to know in arithmetic/geometric progressions  Charlie Watson  1.74Kb  
All 
PolyMult  Multiplies Polynomials of any order  Charlie Watson  704b  
All 
SurdSimp  Simplifies Surds Expressions  Charlie Watson  876b  
All 
Prop  Aid with functions and lines (In Spanish)  Pablo Jaramillo  924b  
All 
Optimize  Restores Original Config. (VWin, Type, etc.)  NA  312b  
All 
Lines  Finds everything when given 2 Coordinates  NA  583b  
Higher 
PolyDiv  Divides Polynomials of any order  Charlie Watson  685b  
Higher 
CMPLXNUM  All you will need about Complex Numbers  Charlie Watson  998b 
*If you don't have the CalcPC cable then you may input the programs manually. Open the cat files in any text editor (I personally recommend Microsoft Word and in filetype: "Recover text from any file") and start programming!!!
DOCUMENTATION
But not everybody is able to get a CalcPC cable. This is why it is important for students to learn how to program their calculators. This is useful not only because they will be able to build their own programs but also because by programming they will get used to the calculator commands and will handle better and more efficiently during an exam. Programming also incites students to learn, and develops and stimulates the aims of the IB Group 5.
File  Description  Author  Size  Download 

7400book  A Small Tutorial on Programming your Casio  Barry Kisane  377Kb  
commands  Helps beginners to find commands in the Casio calculators  NA  120Kb 

answering_exams  How to use calculators correctly during Examinations (avoid problems)  IBO  167Kb 

xmathcasiometh  "how to" guide on using Calculators in the exams. (Very Useful!!)  IBID  270Kb 