Using a Financial Calculator
Get Familiar With Your Hewlett-Packard (HP) Calculator
Have you used a financial calculator before?
A basic understanding of how to use a Hewlett-Packard (HP) financial calculator is a prerequisite for most Appraisal Institute courses.
Don’t worry: We have a variety of resources to help you learn the basics or brush up on your financial calculator skills.
Using Your HP12C Financial Calculator
Learn the features and operations of the HP12C financial calculator. Examples and problems are geared to commercial appraisal and are particularly useful if you’re planning to take our income property courses.
Read the manual for your specific calculator, especially the introductory chapter that describes settings and clear functions. The chapters on Time Value of Money (TVM) and Cash Flows are particularly helpful.
You should also practice keystrokes to gain a familiarity with the functions before you start your courses. Don’t forget to bring your manual with you to your courses for easy reference.
In addition, AI offers a downloadable HP 12C User Guide.
Do you have a firm grasp of your calculator? Use these exercises to see where you might need additional practice.