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Hey there. just wondering what calculator is best recommended for A Level maths with mechanics (M1 and M2). I would also like to know when I can actually use these calculators (what exams). Thanks
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As far as I'm aware, the best calculator you're able to use for any maths module is the Casio fx-991ES Plus. No graphic calculators allowed, and no calculators that are capable of symbolic differentiation or integration. I have taken M1 and I know this to be the case for that module, however I'm not 100% certain for M2, although I would be very surprised if they did allow them.
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(Original post by AlexOD)
As far as I'm aware, the best calculator you're able to use for any maths module is the Casio fx-991ES Plus. No graphic calculators allowed, and no calculators that are capable of symbolic differentiation or integration. I have taken M1 and I know this to be the case for that module, however I'm not 100% certain for M2, although I would be very surprised if they did allow them.
There is also the Casio fx-991EX which may be better
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(Original post by AlexOD)
As far as I'm aware, the best calculator you're able to use for any maths module is the Casio fx-991ES Plus. No graphic calculators allowed, and no calculators that are capable of symbolic differentiation or integration. I have taken M1 and I know this to be the case for that module, however I'm not 100% certain for M2, although I would be very surprised if they did allow them.
Are you sure you are not allowed a graphics calculator? when i go on the AQA past C2 paper it says you may use a graphics calculator. Or have the rules changed?
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No graphic calculators allowed
Da flip, are you certain on that?
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Da flip, are you certain on that?
Yeah take a look

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...P-QP-JUN15.PDF
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What are you going to be doing in the future? Will you need a graphic calculator?

If you wouldn't then I'd say get the Casio fx-991EX (I'd recommend this over the 991ES)
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Graphical Calculators are allowed.

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I've tagged an exams officer any questions regarding this should be directed at her.

As for you, AlexOD don't comment on things you're not 100% sure about as you're putting people at an unfair disadvantage.
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What are you going to be doing in the future? Will you need a graphic calculator?

If you wouldn't then I'd say get the Casio fx-991EX (I'd recommend this over the 991ES)
Im an electrical engineering apprentice doing a level maths from home in my spare time.
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I use a casio fx-CG 20
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You won't really use a graphical calculator at all for M1 and M2 but if you're planning on doing core modules or the further pure modules then they're great for checking your integration/differentiation and most importantly drawing graphs.

I have a TI-84 Plus and it does everything I need. If you're planning on getting one I'd look at second hand since they're expensive new - got mine for about £50 on ebay I think.
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Graphical Calculators are allowed.

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I've tagged an exams officer any questions regarding this should be directed at her.

As for you, AlexOD don't comment on things you're not 100% sure about as you're putting people at an unfair disadvantage.
Firstly, I'm male And I'm not currently an Exams Officer but I am aware of the current calculator regulations.

Regarding graphics calculators, some are allowed and some are not.

I've attached a guide which gives a general idea of the calculators allowed for GCSE/A Level.
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