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    I've had my calculator for four and a half years. I got it as a christmas present. Now all of the buttons have worn down so you cannot read them.
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    (Original post by Katiee224)
    You cut out a vital part of my sentence
    shhhh, that doesn't support the narrative I was going for...
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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    I mean, I'm pretty impartial when it comes to the aesthetics of a calculator, but whatever floats your boat...
    (Original post by Katiee224)
    I would recommend investing in a Casio Fx-9860GII aswell, it gained me 2 marks in the C3 exam as I forgot how to draw arcsin :laugh:

    Also you can download programs to do calculus for you, however this is banned in exams and I do not recommend doing this.

    Also it serves as a good backup incase your main one dies in the exam.

    Ah I love calculators :cute:
    i havent realised how im so excited about calculators at this moment


    (Original post by AlesanaWill)
    I used a Casio fx-83 GT plus throughout my A Levels and undergraduate degree in theoretical physics and it did the job just fine. I do also have a graphical calculator, which was a Texus TI-84 Plus. That was useful for plotting graphs etc. I think graphical calculators are allowed in A Level exams, but (at least at my uni) they were not allowed at university level. So consider whether it's worth getting one if you're only going to use it for A levels.
    im just doing maths until A level :P i will have a look at the graphical one


    (Original post by SeanFM)
    I got by with a standard scientific calculator. If I could go back, I might, might have gotten one of those fancy ones where you can check integrals and sketch graphs and stuff but for me it was pretty much unnecessary/unheard of (in my class).

    so one scientific calc like the one i got will do the job?

    (Original post by surina16)
    Not sure which one I'll be needing for A Level but it'll be sad to part with this beauty:

    Had it since the first day of year 7 :love:
    :cry: the calculator i lost was from year 7 too :cry: i can remember i bought it in a W H smith in streatham London :daydreaming: now it's in someone elses hand
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    My trusty Casio fx-991es plus and I have gone through a lot together... Most teachers recommend to buy it, I bought mine for £17.99 and still love it!
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    (Original post by Bjornhattan)
    That's a classic calculator.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Casio-FX-7...AOSwiYFXE0yS**
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    i havent realised how im so excited about calculators at this moment




    im just doing maths until A level :P i will have a look at the graphical one





    so one scientific calc like the one i got will do the job?


    :cry: the calculator i lost was from year 7 too :cry: i can remember i bought it in a W H smith in streatham London :daydreaming: now it's in someone elses hand
    It'll do the job. Those fancy ones will give you a slight advantage and take some pressure off you in the exam.
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    The Casio FX-991 ES. It's so perfect I own three.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    i havent realised how im so excited about calculators at this moment




    im just doing maths until A level :P i will have a look at the graphical one





    so one scientific calc like the one i got will do the job?


    :cry: the calculator i lost was from year 7 too :cry: i can remember i bought it in a W H smith in streatham London :daydreaming: now it's in someone elses hand
    Just remember when you're picking a calculator, calculators that can do symbolic integration/differentiation aren't allowed in exams.
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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    Just remember when you're picking a calculator, calculators that can do symbolic integration/differentiation aren't allowed in exams.
    i dont know what that means just yet :rofl:
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    What you can't see in the picture is the ten minute wait for your calculator to graph the function.
    hmmm it takes a while to do integral graphing but normal stuff is quick. *
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    It'll do the job. Those fancy ones will give you a slight advantage and take some pressure off you in the exam.
    mmm by fancy do you mean ones like Casio fx-991es plus? what does a fancy one do that a standard one dont?

    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    The Casio FX-991 ES. It's so perfect I own three.
    that's a bit excessive but i'll get it since a lot of people have recommended it. is that the only model you've used throughout?
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    Casio FX-83GT, does everything you need
    I bought a graphical calculator for stats because everyone else did but I didn't even use it tbh
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    mmm by fancy do you mean ones like Casio fx-991es plus? what does a fancy one do that a standard one dont?



    that's a bit excessive but i'll get it since a lot of people have recommended it. is that the only model you've used throughout?
    Sorry by fancy I mean one where you can integrate, sketch graphs etc.
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    £10 on ebay*
    Nice one.

    Here's one of my favourites - originally owned back in the day and recently re-purchased via fleabay.

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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Sorry by fancy I mean one where you can integrate, sketch graphs etc.
    i'll know what that means when i get to it :rofl:
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    I use a Casio 991ES Plus but my teacher got this a few months ago and now I want it x_x
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Nice one.

    Here's one of my favourites - originally owned back in the day and recently re-purchased via fleabay.

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    Reverse Polish ftw

    ( actually that sounds kinda Brexity :afraid: ) *
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    that's a bit excessive but i'll get it since a lot of people have recommended it. is that the only model you've used throughout?
    I've used it for three years now since AS Maths. Fantastic calculator. The quadratic solver gives you a nice little boost in most exams, the calculus functions give you extra peace of mind in most A Level exams and the matrix and vector functions can be very useful in Further Maths.
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    This got me through A-Level just fine:

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    (Original post by the bear)
    Reverse Polish ftw

    ( actually that sounds kinda Brexity :afraid: ) *
    I never did manage RPN.

    Those Poles, coming over here, postfixing our notation.
 
 
 
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