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    Dear Mathematicians,

    I have my P2 exam on Monday and I’m not sure whether I am allowed to use my graphical calculator in the exam!

    This is what Edexcel says:
    “Candidates may use any calculator except those with a facility for symbolic algebra, differentiation and/or integration…”

    Now this is the calculator that I have got:

    http://www.casio.co.uk/calculators/pdfs/FX7400GPLUS.pdf

    As I can’t contact the exam board or my teachers before Monday you are my last hope!
    If this calculator is not allowed then I can buy another one tomorrow (Saturday) if Not then I’d have problems with some of the nasty graph questions on P2.

    I'd appreciate any comment/advice

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    (Original post by HamaL)
    Dear Mathematicians,

    I have my P2 exam on Monday and I’m not sure whether I am allowed to use my graphical calculator in the exam!

    This is what Edexcel says:
    “Candidates may use any calculator except those with a facility for symbolic algebra, differentiation and/or integration…”

    Now this is the calculator that I have got:

    http://www.casio.co.uk/calculators/pdfs/FX7400GPLUS.pdf

    As I can’t contact the exam board or my teachers before Monday you are my last hope!
    If this calculator is not allowed then I can buy another one tomorrow (Saturday) if Not then I’d have problems with some of the nasty graph questions on P2.

    I'd appreciate any comment/advice

    Cheers
    I don't think your allowed, as P2 contains functions of graphs, and therefore having a graphical calulator may result in you having an unfair advantage.
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    u are allowed a graphical calculator in the edexcel p2 exam.
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    (Original post by Bhaal85)
    I don't think your allowed, as P2 contains functions of graphs, and therefore having a graphical calulator may result in you having an unfair advantage.

    It is allowed as long as it doesn;t have "facility for symbolic algebra, differentiation and/or integration" ITs just not allowed for P1 and P3 (edexcel)
    My freind use a graphical calculator last yr for her p2 exam...
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    (Original post by IntegralAnomaly)
    u are allowed a graphical calculator in the edexcel p2 exam.
    Yep - you are - Sally agrees!!!
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    (Original post by HamaL)
    It is allowed as long as it doesn;t have "facility for symbolic algebra, differentiation and/or integration" ITs just not allowed for P1 and P3 (edexcel)
    My freind use a graphical calculator last yr for her p2 exam...
    IF you are so sure, then why are you worried. I'm on the OCR board btw.
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    (Original post by Bhaal85)
    IF you are so sure, then why are you worried. I'm on the OCR board btw.

    because i'm not sure whether my calculator can integ/diffren equations....coz if it can then it wont be allowed...
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    (Original post by HamaL)
    because i'm not sure whether my calculator can integ/diffren equations....coz if it can then it wont be allowed...
    my teacher says its NOT allowed, because most graphic calculators have symbolic algebra functions
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    (Original post by HamaL)
    because i'm not sure whether my calculator can integ/diffren equations....coz if it can then it wont be allowed...
    i took my casio fx-991ms calculator in my p3 exam,they took it away and gave me another one!
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    Yes in their manual it says that this calculator can "differentiate" but on their website it says it can't differentiate or integrate.... so i'm not sure what to believe
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    (Original post by HamaL)
    Yes in their manual it says that this calculator can "differentiate" but on their website it says it can't differentiate or integrate.... so i'm not sure what to believe
    do you know what it means by algebra functions?
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    (Original post by HamaL)
    Yes in their manual it says that this calculator can "differentiate" but on their website it says it can't differentiate or integrate.... so i'm not sure what to believe
    in the exam the teachers went around with a list of all the banned calculators,my graphical calculator has calculus abilities but i need that for my papers! so im just going to bring 2 calculators from now on just in case!
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    do you know what it means by algebra functions?
    no lol thats the problem...
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    (Original post by IntegralAnomaly)
    in the exam the teachers went around with a list of all the banned calculators,my graphical calculator has calculus abilities but i need that for my papers! so im just going to bring 2 calculators from now on just in case!

    Do u know where i could find a list of "Banned calculators"?
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    (Original post by HamaL)
    Do u know where i could find a list of "Banned calculators"?
    www.qca.org.uk/nq/subjects/maths_calculator.asp

    there you go - youll find it useful
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    P1 and P3 are stricter than P2. I took my TI-83 Plus into P2 and they were fine with it.
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    (Original post by ShadowStorm)
    P1 and P3 are stricter than P2. I took my TI-83 Plus into P2 and they were fine with it.
    the invigilator of my school doesnt have a clue about calculators
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    the invigilator of my school doesnt have a clue about calculators
    u lucky people. in my school he checks everyone' calculators...hes got an MS in Mathematics , BS in Economics and another masters in psychology,,,u really cant fool this guy
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    (Original post by HamaL)
    u lucky people. in my school he checks everyone' calculators...hes got an MS in Mathematics , BS in Economics and another masters in psychology,,,u really cant fool this guy
    wow how do you know so much about this guy!
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    wow how do you know so much about this guy!
    Because we are married
 
 
 
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