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Are you allowed a graphical calculator in all the exams (AQA) apart from C1? I'm also studying further maths. So do you think it would be beneficial in purchasing one:?
Also, I know some calculators aren't allowed, which ones are? Which graphical calculator would you recommend?
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If you're seen with a graphical calculator, you can betcha one of the invigilators is gonna run up and drop kick it out of your hands before shredding your paper into a million tiny pieces.

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I'm pretty sure they're allowed, at least in edexcel they are
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Are you allowed a graphical calculator in all the exams (AQA) apart from C1? I'm also studying further maths. So do you think it would be beneficial in purchasing one:?
Also, I know some calculators aren't allowed, which ones are? Which graphical calculator would you recommend?
There are some graphical calculators you can use, but they really just aren't worth what you will pay for them. I'm doing A2 maths and further with AQA and you seriously don't need one at all.
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They are allowed in all AQA exams apart from C1, thats a fact.
They are very helpfull and you can do pretty much any question on them so you can always check your working.
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Are you allowed a graphical calculator in all the exams (AQA) apart from C1? I'm also studying further maths. So do you think it would be beneficial in purchasing one:?
Also, I know some calculators aren't allowed, which ones are? Which graphical calculator would you recommend?
You're better off with a silver a level casio calculator.
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nah they are allowed..
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If you're seen with a graphical calculator, you can betcha one of the invigilators is gonna run up and drop kick it out of your hands before shredding your paper into a million tiny pieces.

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I'm pretty sure they're allowed, at least in edexcel they are
Yep with AQA they are allowed too
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They are allowed in all AQA exams apart from C1, thats a fact.
They are very helpfull and you can do pretty much any question on them so you can always check your working.
Yeah which one do you think would be worth buying?
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It's allowed. During AS maths it is useless.
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It's allowed. During AS maths it is useless.
Yeah I agree, but my teacher was saying it'd be more beneficial buying it now rather than in second yr because it can be quite hard getting used to it
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Yeah I agree, but my teacher was saying it'd be more beneficial buying it now rather than in second yr because it can be quite hard getting used to it
Though I haven't covered all of A2 maths yet, I don't think it will be necessary for c3 or c4. It's better than having to picture a graph, but you still need to show the working in order to gain marks.
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no point buying one, seriously. it is completely useless at AS, and at A2 the graphs arent even hard
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I'd recommend getting one - I teach Maths and most of our students get one. We can order them through school at a discount.

They help with sketching graphs as you can check your working is correct. They also help with S1 calculations and many other topics.

We use CASIO but check what the school recommend.
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I'd recommend getting one - I teach Maths and most of our students get one. We can order them through school at a discount.

They help with sketching graphs as you can check your working is correct. They also help with S1 calculations and many other topics.

We use CASIO but check what the school recommend.
Okay thank you! I've been confused as to whether it would be worth it because I get people either completely for it, or completely against and call it a waste of money. But I do think it will be useful
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no point buying one, seriously. it is completely useless at AS, and at A2 the graphs arent even hard
Hmm i really don't know whether I should
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I dont think youre gonna need graphical calculators unless youre gonna do like S2.... but even then you wont really need it, my brother and cousin who both got A*s in maths A level used this one : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-FX-991...sio+calculator - it even solves cubic functions and quadratic ones! ;D.. it can also do more but I haven't bothered with anything else for it.
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You're better off with a silver a level casio calculator.
THIS. fx991ES plus. Can do numerical differentiation and integration and summations, matrix multiplications, complex number algebra, solve simultaneous equations and is relatively cheap
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THIS. fx991ES plus. Can do numerical differentiation and integration and summations, matrix multiplications, complex number algebra, solve simultaneous equations and is relatively cheap
Got that one and can't recommend it enough, very useful for fp1 and most modules really.
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Okay thank you! I've been confused as to whether it would be worth it because I get people either completely for it, or completely against and call it a waste of money. But I do think it will be useful
Does your teacher use one and show you how they can benefit you? It does take some practising but if you're not using them in class it's more marginal.

We have class sets so students can try them out and see whether they find them useful.
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