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    This is my first post to The Student Room. I'm considering entering myself for the A-Level Mathematics exams, which begin in 3 1/2 months. It's been a late decision because some universities I'm applying to in Germany want 2 A-levels. I'm planning on cutting back my work hours and putting in something like 4 hours minimum each day (even Sundays, no days off!) for 3 months That gives me about 2 weeks before the first exam to do lots of past papers. I haven't totally decided yet, I have a couple of weeks to see if it's doable before I pay the registration for the exams as an external candidate. I've been reviewing my GCSE Maths which I did at school when I was younger. I've just bought (but can return) a Casio fx-82 MS calculator.

    Is this calculator model suitable for A-Level exams?

    Thanks a lot in advance
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    (Original post by the81kid)
    Hello

    This is my first post to The Student Room. I'm considering entering myself for the A-Level Mathematics exams, which begin in 3 1/2 months. It's been a late decision because some universities I'm applying to in Germany want 2 A-levels. I'm planning on cutting back my work hours and putting in something like 4 hours minimum each day (even Sundays, no days off!) for 3 months That gives me about 2 weeks before the first exam to do lots of past papers. I haven't totally decided yet, I have a couple of weeks to see if it's doable before I pay the registration for the exams as an external candidate. I've been reviewing my GCSE Maths which I did at school when I was younger. I've just bought (but can return) a Casio fx-82 MS calculator.

    Is this calculator model suitable for A-Level exams?

    Thanks a lot in advance
    Peter
    it is indeed
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    it is indeed
    Thanks for the quick response. Is there anything I should know about this model? Any functions it would be helpful to have but doesn't?

    I just want to make sure of everything! Thanks again
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    (Original post by the81kid)
    Hello

    This is my first post to The Student Room. I'm considering entering myself for the A-Level Mathematics exams, which begin in 3 1/2 months. It's been a late decision because some universities I'm applying to in Germany want 2 A-levels. I'm planning on cutting back my work hours and putting in something like 4 hours minimum each day (even Sundays, no days off!) for 3 months That gives me about 2 weeks before the first exam to do lots of past papers. I haven't totally decided yet, I have a couple of weeks to see if it's doable before I pay the registration for the exams as an external candidate. I've been reviewing my GCSE Maths which I did at school when I was younger. I've just bought (but can return) a Casio fx-82 MS calculator.

    Is this calculator model suitable for A-Level exams?

    Thanks a lot in advance
    Peter
    (Original post by the81kid)
    Thanks for the quick response. Is there anything I should know about this model? Any functions it would be helpful to have but doesn't?I just want to make sure of everything! Thanks again

    It is fine, BUT

    the fx-991ES PLUS is muuch better, there is a button for integration and differentiation, although it won't tell you the algebraic answer, it will allow you to check your answers during the exam too. Saved me loads of time during my C2 exam, cos I worked out the answer normal, then quickly put the values on the calculator to check if I was right, and I was

    It costs a bit more but it's worth it IMO. A few extra pounds can save you time allowing you to get more marks. It's up to you

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    (Original post by the81kid)
    Thanks for the quick response. Is there anything I should know about this model? Any functions it would be helpful to have but doesn't?

    I just want to make sure of everything! Thanks again
    no worries
    It is the most standard, most popular, calculator
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    no worries
    It is the most standard, most popular, calculator
    Do you think it's worth having a "natural display" (expressions appear like they do in books) like this next model? Are the extra 20 functions worth it (this fx-82 MS has "only" 240 functions? Or is the model I have (fx-82 MS) good enough anyway?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-FX-83G...vel+calculator

    Thanks again to everyone here
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    (Original post by Axel Johann)
    It is fine, BUT

    the fx-991ES PLUS is muuch better, there is a button for integration and differentiation, although it won't tell you the algebraic answer, it will allow you to check your answers during the exam too. Saved me loads of time during my C2 exam, cos I worked out the answer normal, then quickly put the values on the calculator to check if I was right, and I was

    It costs a bit more but it's worth it IMO. A few extra pounds can save you time allowing you to get more marks. It's up to you

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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...1ES_Calculator
    Hello
    Thanks a lot for the tip. I'm definitely going to check it out.
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    We were told to get the fx-991ES PLUS Scientific calculator for A level maths
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    (Original post by the81kid)
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    Thanks a lot for the tip. I'm definitely going to check it out.
    No problem check the link out too, it explains the functions of the calculator
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    No problem check the link out too, it explains the functions of the calculator
    I'm bookmarking your link thanks a lot! If I'm gonna do this, I'm going to need all the help I can get. I can order that model from here in Spain (I live in Madrid), so I think I'll order it tonight, return the other one. It has good reviews on all the Amazon pages.
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    (Original post by the81kid)
    Hello

    This is my first post to The Student Room. I'm considering entering myself for the A-Level Mathematics exams, which begin in 3 1/2 months. It's been a late decision because some universities I'm applying to in Germany want 2 A-levels. I'm planning on cutting back my work hours and putting in something like 4 hours minimum each day (even Sundays, no days off!) for 3 months That gives me about 2 weeks before the first exam to do lots of past papers. I haven't totally decided yet, I have a couple of weeks to see if it's doable before I pay the registration for the exams as an external candidate. I've been reviewing my GCSE Maths which I did at school when I was younger. I've just bought (but can return) a Casio fx-82 MS calculator.

    Is this calculator model suitable for A-Level exams?

    Thanks a lot in advance
    Peter
    It is suitable for A-level maths. However, a lot of people use the fx-991ES PLUS, it has more functions that will come in use such as the equations mode. Although you can certainly do A-Levels without it, it will make life a little easier.
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    It is suitable for A-level maths. However, a lot of people use the fx-991ES PLUS, it has more functions that will come in use such as the equations mode. Although you can certainly do A-Levels without it, it will make life a little easier.
    Thanks for the heads up. I few people have suggested the fx-991ES PLUS. I think I'll go for that one. Many thanks to everyone here!
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    (Original post by the81kid)
    I'm bookmarking your link thanks a lot! If I'm gonna do this, I'm going to need all the help I can get. I can order that model from here in Spain (I live in Madrid), so I think I'll order it tonight, return the other one. It has good reviews on all the Amazon pages.
    You're welcome
    Yyyup, I don't quite remember the 2015 paper, but I remember there was this thing where you either had to minus or add 24, and I was really confused on what to do. I put it on the calculator and the answer I got on there essentially showed me that I needed to minus 24. And that saved me so much time. Good luck man

    Oh and it's also way more fun to play around with :teehee:
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    You're welcome
    Yyyup, I don't quite remember the 2015 paper, but I remember there was this thing where you either had to minus or add 24, and I was really confused on what to do. I put it on the calculator and the answer I got on there essentially showed me that I needed to minus 24. And that saved me so much time. Good luck man

    Oh and it's also way more fun to play around with :teehee:
    Looks like we have a winner. fx-991es plus it is!
    You'll probably see me around the forums, asking questions. I'll let you know how the calculator goes!
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    (Original post by the81kid)
    Looks like we have a winner. fx-991es plus it is!
    You'll probably see me around the forums, asking questions. I'll let you know how the calculator goes!
    Yay! :woo:

    Alrighty Let me know if you have any more questions haha
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    Yay! :woo:

    Alrighty Let me know if you have any more questions haha
    Will do! And thanks again
 
 
 
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