Is it worth getting a tablet and stylus for A level maths

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What one would you recommend? Apple? Samsung? Apps? What did you use it for? Any help greatly appreciated.
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I used something a lot more high-tech called a notepad and pen
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What one would you recommend? Apple? Samsung? Apps? What did you use it for? Any help greatly appreciated.
I don't have recommendations for a tablet but for writing maths on my laptop I use a graphics tablet which I have no complaints about:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Drawing-Dig...s_id=430562031
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I don't have recommendations for a tablet but for writing maths on my laptop I use a graphics tablet which I have no complaints about:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Drawing-Dig...s_id=430562031
Cool. What does that do exactly? How easy is it to write for maths?
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Cool. What does that do exactly? How easy is it to write for maths?
This will show you: https://youtu.be/AIdGk7HG_eA?t=144

For some people it can take a little bit of time to get used to because you are writing in a different place to where you're looking. I tutor online so I write a lot of maths digitally and using a graphics tablet is as easy and clear as writing on paper.

I should say that the Amazon link I gave is for a cheap tablet but it's fine for me. You can pay more for a bigger/better one.
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Been a few years since I did A-level maths but I used a notepad and pen. In school we used to use mini whiteboards and pens a lot.

Buying a tablet or PC/laptop to do maths revision seems an expensive (and unnecessary) step that said if you have other plans for the device for the next 5 or so years then fair enough...
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What one would you recommend? Apple? Samsung? Apps? What did you use it for? Any help greatly appreciated.
I use my Apple iPad Pro 12.9" with Apple Pencil. Not the cheapest setup for a student but it’s a powerhouse of a tablet. I use it to tutor maths all the time regardless whether I have access to a computer or not, and I make any PhD notes on the Goodnotes 5 app (via the App Store).

I use it for much more than just taking notes to justify the price tag, but from the note-taking perspective I am very happy with the lack of input lag that many other tablets/stylus setups have. Input lag (latency) means that as you write on a tablet, your writing on tablet is few milliseconds behind your actual pen tip.

I would recommend this for your studies (A-Level + beyond) based on my experience with it.
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To use in lesson? None. I don't think you are allowed to have a tablet or a laptop out (at least this wasn't the case in 2019 when I was doing A Levels) .

For personal revision and stuff? Can't go wrong with an iPad even the new iPad Air with the M1 chip is brilliant!
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This will show you: https://youtu.be/AIdGk7HG_eA?t=144

For some people it can take a little bit of time to get used to because you are writing in a different place to where you're looking. I tutor online so I write a lot of maths digitally and using a graphics tablet is as easy and clear as writing on paper.

I should say that the Amazon link I gave is for a cheap tablet but it's fine for me. You can pay more for a bigger/better one.
Thanks so much! This looks great!
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Been a few years since I did A-level maths but I used a notepad and pen. In school we used to use mini whiteboards and pens a lot.

Buying a tablet or PC/laptop to do maths revision seems an expensive (and unnecessary) step that said if you have other plans for the device for the next 5 or so years then fair enough...
Yeah that's what I was thinking. Thanks
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I use an iPad air 3 and the Notability app, it is pretty good.
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Definitely don't need a tablet for A Level imo, notepad and pen works wonders. I switched to an ipad for university though, a lot of people switch to tablets at uni but personally I wouldnt for a level
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