Casio FX-85GTPLUS Scientific Calculator - £3.60 instore @ Sainsburys
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Casio FX-85GTPLUS Scientific Calculator - £3.60 instore @ Sainsburys

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Found 12th Apr 2016
Reduced from £12. Found instore. 3 year guarantee.

The FX-85GTPLUS takes the UK's Number One Scientific Calculator a step further, by offering Solar Power to ensure no loss of battery during those crucial exams.

Used in Key stages 3,4 and above

It has 260 functions and a large 10+2 display
New functions on the GT model are Prime Factorisation, Recurring Decimal and Verify

The Natural Display (Natural-V.P.A.M.) shows mathematical expressions like roots and fractions as they appear in your textbook and this increases comprehension because results are easier to understand

The Casio HL 820 VER Calculator is also on sale for £1.20

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Original Poster

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Is it 8008135 compatible?

georgeduncantrad

Is it 8008135 compatible?



No, this one is 55378008

Still £12 at my local

Secret menu trick: Hold down Shift, 7, and On together, press 9, press Shift until you get to the text beginning with "LY720X VerG", then press AC. You'll now be given the hex value for your current contrast level and the ability to change it with the left / right buttons. Press AC again to now go into the buttons test - press all the buttons apart from On in order. That was fun! /s
^^ is the way you can test these for faults, etc. It's also a fun "game" if you've got nothing else to do (like me in lessons a few years ago :-)) to race someone else through the button test.

I don't get why the kids can't use their phones like us adults do when we are working....

big k

I don't get why the kids can't use their phones like us adults do when we … I don't get why the kids can't use their phones like us adults do when we are working....



Phones aren't allowed in exams!

all calculators ought to be solar by law! such low power requirements the solar cell works well for the typical time used, ..mad not to, simple & sensible environmental change.

Quick tip for anybody sitting exams you have to solve equations fairly complicated too the fx-991es plus is great! If you learn how to use it the solve functions will solve for unknowns, I spent time reading the manual and I wish I'd have known how to use it in high school. Though it's more expensive mind!

PaulPogba

Phones aren't allowed in exams!



They should be allowed to Phone a Friend..... Can't do that without a phone.

Dannyrobbo

Quick tip for anybody sitting exams you have to solve equations fairly … Quick tip for anybody sitting exams you have to solve equations fairly complicated too the fx-991es plus is great! If you learn how to use it the solve functions will solve for unknowns, I spent time reading the manual and I wish I'd have known how to use it in high school. Though it's more expensive mind!



​That calculator is not allowed in UK exams as far as I know due to it being classed as programmable. Shame really, I bought it for university only to have to downgrade to the FX-85GTPLUS :(. That being said though, both get the job done long as you know your stuff :P

dinlet09

​That calculator is not allowed in UK exams as far as I know due to it b … ​That calculator is not allowed in UK exams as far as I know due to it being classed as programmable. Shame really, I bought it for university only to have to downgrade to the FX-85GTPLUS :(. That being said though, both get the job done long as you know your stuff :P



​It is allowed, I used it two years ago for my A-levels after my teacher checked with Edexcel. You can have graphing calculators or anything you want for GCSE and A-level as long as it can't do symbolic integration and differentiation or something along those lines.

deanlfc

​It is allowed, I used it two years ago for my A-levels after my teacher c … ​It is allowed, I used it two years ago for my A-levels after my teacher checked with Edexcel. You can have graphing calculators or anything you want for GCSE and A-level as long as it can't do symbolic integration and differentiation or something along those lines.



My bad, you are right. I guess the numerical differentiation/integration features can come in handy for checking your answer in exams!
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