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    Is it a good idea to make an advanced calculator for my comp4 project? The type that would carry out operations relevant to A level maths (and maybe show working)? I've done some work on this idea so far, but I'm not completely sure if it's good enough.
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    As a coding project, it is probably fine. But it doesn't exactly stretch the imagination. There are, and have been a gazillion and one scientific calculators. Even the default Windows 10 calculator is pretty good these days to say nothing of the dozens of online calculators. How would your calculator be different or better?

    Why not look for a problem in and around your school that needs solving? It is tough, but if you can think of a good project, the good marks will come naturally.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    As a coding project, it is probably fine. But it doesn't exactly stretch the imagination. There are, and have been a gazillion and one scientific calculators. Even the default Windows 10 calculator is pretty good these days to say nothing of the dozens of online calculators. How would your calculator be different or better?

    Why not look for a problem in and around your school that needs solving? It is tough, but if you can think of a good project, the good marks will come naturally.

    Good luck!
    Thanks for the advice! As much as I'd like to change my project, my teacher won't allow me to because he's been pushy about the whole thing. I was supposed to have had an idea coming back to school 3 weeks ago, but I didn't really have one so this was my best bet.
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    (Original post by brbrbrh)
    Thanks for the advice! As much as I'd like to change my project, my teacher won't allow me to because he's been pushy about the whole thing. I was supposed to have had an idea coming back to school 3 weeks ago, but I didn't really have one so this was my best bet.
    Fair enough. Well do have a good think about how your calculator can be better than the average calculator? Maybe you could aim it at your A-level maths peers and consult them as to which functions they require?

    Good luck!
 
 
 
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