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    Hi there. It is that time where I need to buy a new calculator again and I was looking at this one.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-FX991E...5013071&sr=1-2

    Although I noticed that it can do definite integrals. Would I still be allowed to use this in my higher maths exam?
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    bump???
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    Read the reviews, they seem to suggest you can.
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    I got 90%+ in my final exam in higher maths and I was using one of these:-
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-FX-83G...5022015&sr=1-1

    That calculator you chose would do the job though (:
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    I used both calculators mentioned throughout Higher Maths in 5th & 6th year (resit) and both are accepted, personally I found the FX-83GTPLUS better but either is fine, same ways in working! Also the other one is only £10 in Tesco instead of paying almost £20 for it on Amazon
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    (Original post by morganalex)
    I used both calculators mentioned throughout Higher Maths in 5th & 6th year (resit) and both are accepted, personally I found the FX-83GTPLUS better but either is fine, same ways in working! Also the other one is only £10 in Tesco instead of paying almost £20 for it on Amazon
    Thanks.


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    I've had the same calculator for 3 years and it only cost me £5.50.
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    (Original post by GreigM)
    Hi there. It is that time where I need to buy a new calculator again and I was looking at this one.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-FX991E...5013071&sr=1-2

    Although I noticed that it can do definite integrals. Would I still be allowed to use this in my higher maths exam?
    it might not be allowed but they don't check your calculator when you go in, you'll get away with it.
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    I e-mailed the SQA yesterday just to make Sure. Will post a reply when I get one.


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    the review by mr lewis olsson on that calculator is sooooooooooo funny!!
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    (Original post by GreigM)
    Hi there. It is that time where I need to buy a new calculator again and I was looking at this one.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-FX991E...5013071&sr=1-2

    Although I noticed that it can do definite integrals. Would I still be allowed to use this in my higher maths exam?
    You definitely can, because it hasn't got a Computer Algebra System. I used a graphic calculator in my SQA exams and it was fine. Also, get this one:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-FX-991...d_sim_office_1

    It is a slightly newer version.
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    Asklepois you were correct, a candidate e is allowed to use this calculator if they so please.

    My reply.

    HI Greig

    Thank you for your email below.

    There is advice in the last update letter at this link which candidates
    and teachers can access

    http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/...al%20Draft.pdf


    The advice is copied below in blue


    Calculators that can evaluate definite integrals are fine as long as they
    can't do symbolic integration as it says



    SQA is not able to provide a list of acceptable or unacceptable electronic
    devices/calculator models. Candidates must ensure they comply with the
    following guidance as taken from the National Qualifications Conditions and
    Arrangements document (page 13):


    Items prohibited from the examination room
    Any candidate found in possession of such equipment will have their entry
    for the exam cancelled.

    Mobile phones
    Including mobile or WAP enabled telephones, or any other electronic
    communication device.

    Digital audio players (DAP)
    Including devices which store organise and play digital music/audio files.
    DAP devices,
    which are most commonly known as MP3 players or iPods, play music files and
    may also
    play other file formats and store text.

    Other prohibited items
    Personal electronic aids, calculator cases, pencil cases, books, notes, or
    paper of any kind should not be taken into the examination room except when
    specifically allowed in the instructions for the examination.

    Calculators
    A list of the external assessments where a calculator can be used will be
    provided in the Handbook for Invigilators.
    For question papers where the use of a calculator is allowed, candidates
    are responsible for making sure that their calculators meet the
    regulations. Centres should make candidates aware of these regulations and
    their responsibilities beforehand.

    It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that:
    • the calculator has sufficient power supply
    • the calculator is in good working condition
    • calculators are not designed or adapted to offer any of the following
    facilities:
    — language translators
    — symbolic algebra manipulation
    — symbolic differentiation or integration
    — communication with other machines or the internet
    there is no retrievable information stored in them, this includes:
    — databanks
    — dictionaries
    — mathematical formulas
    An invigilator should issue a candidate with a replacement calculator if
    required.
    Candidates found in possession of an unauthorised calculator may have their
    examination entry cancelled.


    Sharing of calculators is not permitted.



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