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    (Original post by Jack-)
    Got me one of these too, its a beast of a calculator!
    It's great; normally if I have to lend it to someone I'll put it into matrix mode to confuse them.

    Haha reminds me of the time we changed all of our S1 teacher's calculators into table mode for her year 8 class. Their faces!
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    (Original post by LydiaC121)
    I have a Casio fx-3650P. heeheehee
    and it's banned :P
    Why's it banned? I've got the 991es and they don't seem that different.

    Regards, Cynicism
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    The people walking around the exam hall didn't even know you were allowed to go to the toilet. I think the idea of calculators may be a bit beyond their understanding. >_>
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    I don't understand - my calculator (casio fx 9100?) - I can actually programme things into it - like I made a program that can work out some of my core 4 stuff for me. Surely that's not allowed?
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    Texas Instruments: TI-84 for c2 ?!?!?! anyone
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    TI-83+ allowed? Hoping for a quick reply
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    If its not on the list, it's fine.

    Although, bring a spare one just incase.
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    Hey, I attached a document from Edexcel about the calculators.

    "We frequently receive queries about two speci?c calculators ?– the Casio fx991es and the Texas TI-83 and TI-84 (all versions). These calculators can be used."

    Hope this helps!
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    I have a Casio fx-9860GII is that okay?
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Hey, I attached a document from Edexcel about the calculators.

    "We frequently receive queries about two speci?c calculators ?– the Casio fx991es and the Texas TI-83 and TI-84 (all versions). These calculators can be used."

    Hope this helps!
    thanks...it seems mine is allowed then
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    By the looks of it the casio fx991es can do integration with limits and find out the area even using trig, so why is it allowed? I use a standard casio fx83 and as far as i know it has no integration :/
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    (Original post by teshnit)
    By the looks of it the casio fx991es can do integration with limits and find out the area even using trig, so why is it allowed? I use a standard casio fx83 and as far as i know it has no integration :/
    :shh:
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    (Original post by ksahnan)
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    Hahahaa i bought a used fx991es for £6.50 off ebay hour after posting that, by god its amazing factorises, does quadratic formulae too, diffs, integrates with limits :P Maybe i should keep this quite but its only a gain for those who are clever enough to know the methods anyway, not like an idiot can just type it in and expect full marks, deffo gna be of great use just for final checks at the end of the exam.
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    loadsa further math students in school have those calculators that can draw graphs for u...its so annoying i mean why are they allowed?? those things make the freakin graph for u!! :eek:
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    (Original post by teshnit)
    Hahahaa i bought a used fx991es for £6.50 off ebay hour after posting that, by god its amazing factorises, does quadratic formulae too, diffs, integrates with limits :P Maybe i should keep this quite but its only a gain for those who are clever enough to know the methods anyway, not like an idiot can just type it in and expect full marks, deffo gna be of great use just for final checks at the end of the exam.
    Word of caution, don't expect to get FULL marks by just writing down the answer as you know you need to show them how you got there take 5 seconds and just put down some working like if it was a quadratic just put down the (x-a) (x+b) = 0, get me? Got this like 2 years ago it's a wonder that not many peeps are aware of its functionality. I've only met one other person who's got it and she has no clue how to use it! yeah and remember :shh: keep this on the low!
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    (Original post by ksahnan)
    Word of caution, don't expect to get FULL marks by just writing down the answer as you know you need to show them how you got there take 5 seconds and just put down some working like if it was a quadratic just put down the (x-a) (x+b) = 0, get me? Got this like 2 years ago it's a wonder that not many peeps are aware of its functionality. I've only met one other person who's got it and she has no clue how to use it! yeah and remember :shh: keep this on the low!

    Haha dont worry I'm borderline A* and never had this calc before, so i know exam technique but it's a bargain at £6.50 just to run through values at the end of the exam make sure the calc agrees with final answers,. Haha you shouldnt be keeping it that much of a secret, its not that much of a deal, just a helpful aid, :P although nice to keep boundaries low, but idc much, wouldn't make too much of a difference
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    (Original post by cool_beans1993)
    loadsa further math students in school have those calculators that can draw graphs for u...its so annoying i mean why are they allowed?? those things make the freakin graph for u!! :eek:
    They're graphical calculators and you could buy one if you wanted to - they're not banned.

    (Original post by teshnit)
    By the looks of it the casio fx991es can do integration with limits and find out the area even using trig, so why is it allowed? I use a standard casio fx83 and as far as i know it has no integration :/
    It's allowed because it doesn't do symbolic integration - it gives an answer if you put limits in but doesn't say for example, 2x becomes x2+c. The calculator is more of a checking tool for me than anything.
    (Original post by teshnit)
    Hahahaa i bought a used fx991es for £6.50 off ebay hour after posting that, by god its amazing factorises, does quadratic formulae too, diffs, integrates with limits :P Maybe i should keep this quite but its only a gain for those who are clever enough to know the methods anyway, not like an idiot can just type it in and expect full marks, deffo gna be of great use just for final checks at the end of the exam.
    Babe of a calculator. I know that my C2 and FP1 marks are going to be much better than my C1 marks purely on the fact that I can check for stupid mistakes. Such as 2-1=3. Which I actually wrote.
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    Our school checked calculators.


    However, there's a lad in my class who bought this pretty cool calculator which had two detachable keypads. He was told he was allowed one keypad, but not the other in the exam, so he just used the permitted one. Not sure if it's in the list or not, I can't remember which type it was.
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    so is the ti nspire cx NON CAS allowed in a level exams? thanks
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    Are these the only banned calcutors?

    As far as I know, my school does not permit ANY programmable calculator.

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