Calculators

 

Use of Calculators

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Advice on using calculators in MEI statistics modules
Advice on using calculators in MEI Core, Mechanics and Decision modules

 

Calculators in the new A level Mathematics (from 2017)

Ofqual's subject-level conditions and requirements for Mathematics and Further Mathematics state that calculators used must include the following features:

  • an iterative function
  • the ability to compute summary statistics and access probabilities from standard statistical distributions
  • the ability to perform calculations with matrices up to at least order 3 x 3 (FM only)

Approved graphical calculators will be permitted in the examinations. Approved graphical calculators include all of the requirements listed above and can be a useful tool for you and your students that will help you to embed the use of technology into teaching and learning, as required by the new mathematics A levels. They can help students with some questions on the examination.

Further guidance about use of calculators, along with advice about suitable models, will appear on this page.

 

Using Graphical Calculators

Casio CG-20
Casio fx-9750 and fx-9860
HP 39/40
TI-Nspire

 

Casio CG-20

Advice and guidance is available at PDF and video tutorials.

Classroom tasks for using the CG20 for AS Core, A2 Core and Further Pure are available at: CG20 Student activities.

Introduction to programming for Number Theory on the Casio CG20

 

Casio fx-9750 and fx-9860

A variety of tasks is available for using Casio Calculators at:www.successinmaths.com.

A guidance document on using the fx-9750 for A level Mathematics is available: Using the 9750.
This document is also suitable for use with the fx-9860.

MEI tasks for using Casio Calculators are available for:

 

HP 39/40

AS Maths

Tasks (pdf)

 

TI-Nspire

Coordinate Geometry (AS)

Tasks (pdf)

Example files (zip)

Differentiation/Integration (AS)

Tasks (pdf)

Example files (zip)

Sequences/series and Trigonometry (AS)

Tasks (pdf)

Example files (zip)

e, ln and functions (A2)

Tasks (pdf)

Example files (zip)


Connective constructions: Constructions for AS Core Maths that test students' understanding of connections between representations and reinforce generalisation.

A variety of tasks to support the use of TI-Nspire are available at Texas Instruments' website Nspiring Learning.


 

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