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advice re graphical calculator

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by barbc, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. I need to get my daughter a graphical calculator but I don't want to get an expensive one as she will probalby not continue to A2. On top of that, I read that some are not allowed in the exam room. Any model recommendations which fit the bill and are not too costly would be most welcom.
     
  2. DM

    DM New commenter

    The only calculators that are not allowed in the exam room are ones that manipulate algebra. These are very expensive models. A basic graphical calculator can be picked up for less than £10 on Ebay. Does her school/college insist she has one? I would tell her not to bother if it is not a requirement - there are no questions in A Level mathematics that require a graphical calculator.
     
  3. They have some PC functions but the actual visual dsiplay of an identical calculator requires the emulator on top with the casio
    Some info here
    http://www.casio.co.uk/Products/Calculators/Graphical%20Calculators/FX-9860GII-L-EH/Technical_Specifications/
    More on the emulator
    http://edu.casio.com/
    With free trial
     

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