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That calculator is allowed in all maths exams bar c1. I have the 83SE which is the same calc with more memory or something like that. Do a search on ebay and you should get a decent price.
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That calculator is allowed in all maths exams bar c1. I have the 83SE which is the same calc with more memory or something like that. Do a search on ebay and you should get a decent price.
Is it worth getting a cable to download applications for the calculator or shouldn't i bother?
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Is it worth getting a cable to download applications for the calculator or shouldn't i bother?
You have to clear the calculators memory before an exam, so not at A Level.
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You have to clear the calculators memory before an exam, so not at A Level.
Ah okay. I'll wait till uni then.
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It comes with a cable - or at least mine did.
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It comes with a cable - or at least mine did.
Not on ebay. :rolleyes:
Do you know where I could buy one?
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no you cant use this calculator in any A level maths examination as it has ability to differentiaite and draw graphs and it is strictly forbidden, sorry but this is true so dont buy it till you get to uni.........thank goodness you posted this before the worst!!!! (you can thank me now.........lol)
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no you cant use this calculator in any A level maths examination as it has ability to differentiaite and draw graphs and it is strictly forbidden, sorry but this is true so dont buy it till you get to uni.........thank goodness you posted this before the worst!!!! (you can thank me now.........lol)
Wrong.

http://www.mathsnet.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=102
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(Original post by Xxx Mini xxX)
no you cant use this calculator in any A level maths examination as it has ability to differentiaite and draw graphs and it is strictly forbidden, sorry but this is true so dont buy it till you get to uni.........thank goodness you posted this before the worst!!!! (you can thank me now.........lol)
Maths - What are the regulations/guidance for use of calculators?

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Maths - What are the regulations/guidance for use of calculators?

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One section of the regulations on calculators say that

Calculators designed or adapted to offer any of the following facilities are prohibited:

• language translators
• symbolic algebra manipulation
• symbolic differentiation or integration
• capability of remote communication with other machines or the World Wide Web.


All our papers other than P1, P3 and C1 have a front page which says "Candidates may use any calculator EXCEPT those with the facility for symbolic algebra, differentiation and/or integration. Thus candidates may NOT use calculators such as the Texas Instruments TI-89, TI-92, Casio CFX 9970g, Hewlett Packard HP 48G" - these four models are the one we know about, though there may be others.

Other than for P1 and P3 (see below), there are no lists of what's allowed and what's not allowed. Graphical calculators can be used for all papers except P1, P3 and C1 so long as they don't contravene regulation 24.2.3.

Particular models I receive enquiries about, which I believe don't contravene the above regulations, are the Casio fx-83es, the Casio 9750g and the Texas TI-83 (with whichever suffix).

For 6663 Core Mathematics C1, the specification states that "candidates may not have access to any calculating aids, including log tables and slide rules." - so no calculators at all for this unit.


For 6671 and 6673 Pure Mathematics P1 and P3, the specification states that "candidates may only have access to a simple scientific calculator."

The scientific calculators that are permitted in the examination must meet the specification which has been agreed by your examination board and QCA. Where the restrictions apply, no graphic calculators may be used, only some scientific calculators are allowed. See http://www.qca.org.uk/12041_1728.html for further details. Allowed and banned calculators for the P1 and P3 units can be found on the QCA website at http://www.qca.org.uk/12041_1727.html.

These regulations also apply to GCSE Mathematics and Statistics.
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