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because it makes life so much easier, i decided to buy a graphic calculator so that i can check my answers in the exam. however, i'm in a bit of dilemma because i don't know which ones are allowed by edexcel and which ones aren't. could anyone suggest the best possible graphic calculator for a-level maths and further maths?
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I would go for TI-83 it works well and easy to use.
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its also programmable (banned?) and costs a bomb.. how my school afforded to supply me one during yr9 maths sats paper is anyones guess
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yh it is banned - casio fx summin plus is good check the casio website
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yh it is banned - casio fx summin plus is good check the casio website
Casio FX-83ES I think, best calculator I have ever used, and still do. It isn't graphical, but if you know how to use it, its a great help.
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Is the Casio FX-991ES allowed for A-level exams?
I think it should be but I've heard some people say it isn't. :confused:
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I rock a FX-9860G Plus and its really easy to use (although it lacks a CAS but that's not too much of a problem)
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Oh yes the Casio FX-83ES + solar panel is quality the way it has fractions all laid out helps alot
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Those casio ones are good, I have the FX-83ES, but the graphical calculator which my friend has frankly does the questions for him. Draws the graph, points of intersection etc.

I know you can do a lot on the FX-83ES but not quite to the standard of those graphical calculators. I forget what model his is, but it cost him about 40 quid through his school. I thought it was cheating the first time I saw it.

I think having one earlier would have made me extremely lazy though so I am kind of glad I just have the 'standard' casio FX-83ES.

EDIT: I think he uses the CFX9850GC+
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(Original post by shimmyjimmy)
Those casio ones are good, I have the FX-83ES, but the graphical calculator which my friend has frankly does the questions for him. Draws the graph, points of intersection etc.

I know you can do a lot on the FX-83ES but not quite to the standard of those graphical calculators. I forget what model his is, but it cost him about 40 quid through his school. I thought it was cheating the first time I saw it.

I think having one earlier would have made me extremely lazy though so I am kind of glad I just have the 'standard' casio FX-83ES.

EDIT: I think he uses the CFX9850GC+
snap! that's the one i was just thinking about buying. is it allowed by edexcel in exams?
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TI-84 Silver Edition (or at least that's what I've got...) .
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991ES, awesome calculator, not graphical, but does a hell of alot the graphicals do, I probably should be looking into buying one for Uni though considering I want to do maths.....
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The odds are, the invigilators won't go around checking calculator model numbers, or even have a clue. Never had one myself, but other people have "cheated" with "illegal" ones.
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Is Casio CFX 9850 GC plus allowed on the ocr exams Maths ?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-CFX985...7065032&sr=8-7
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(Original post by JoMo1)
991ES, awesome calculator, not graphical, but does a hell of alot the graphicals do, I probably should be looking into buying one for Uni though considering I want to do maths.....
Hmmm. I don't have a graphical calculator, and, as yet, I haven't ever needed to use one!
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Casio fx-7400G PLUS

Programmable, but I think it's really complicated - teacher recommended it and insisted that it was allowed even though I think it can differentiate... @[email protected] Costs a bomb unless you have a nice maths department (:
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Wigh up the adv. and the disadv. The adv. If you don't get caught then you'll get 5 extra marks most. If you do you lose 1 A-Level. Hmmmmm.
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Casio fx-7400G PLUS

Programmable, but I think it's really complicated - teacher recommended it and insisted that it was allowed even though I think it can differentiate... @[email protected] Costs a bomb unless you have a nice maths department (:
If that's the £40 basic CASIO graphical calculator that everywhere sells then it is allowed and it cannot perform symbolic differentiation or integration. I should know because I have one. However, you do have to delete any stored programs before the exam because it is programmable.
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If that's the £40 basic CASIO graphical calculator that everywhere sells then it is allowed
That's probably it (: £40? My school's trying to sell it for £70 @[email protected]

Not symbolic differentiation, but it can do differential calculations none the less ~
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ye, but you'll be dead before you figure out how to get it to do that.


hrumph sodding calculator...
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