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Casio Scientific Calculator FX-83GT Plus instore @ Wilko

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Posted 3rd MayLocalEdited by:"Intz"
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Intz16 s ago

Andover in Hampshire


Thank you
This is a good price however please note this is not suitable for A level or higher.
You will need at least an FX991ES
Edited by: "ljstrawson" 3rd May
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Another note, this is now an outdated model the standard is the fx83/85gtx
Worth also noting that this is the only calculator that CIMA allow in their exams.
ljstrawson03/05/2019 19:14

This is a good price however please note this is not suitable for A level …This is a good price however please note this is not suitable for A level or higher. You will need at least an FX991ES


I completed my A levels with one a couple of years ago. I know they've changed but still should be good for a level
GST1103/05/2019 21:46

I completed my A levels with one a couple of years ago. I know they've …I completed my A levels with one a couple of years ago. I know they've changed but still should be good for a level


I disagree, I’m currently doing a HNC in electronic engineering and you need at least FX991ES which would be the same as A level maths.

I have this calculator (FX83GT) at work and I had to buy a fx-991ex plus for my course.
ljstrawson03/05/2019 21:50

I disagree, I’m currently doing a HNC in electronic engineering and you n …I disagree, I’m currently doing a HNC in electronic engineering and you need at least FX991ES which would be the same as A level maths. I have this calculator (FX83GT) at work and I had to buy a fx-991ex plus for my course.


Again, I just competed my HNC this month using this calc what can't it do?
GST1103/05/2019 21:51

Again, I just competed my HNC this month using this calc what …Again, I just competed my HNC this month using this calc what can't it do?


Tbh I’ve not sat and compared the two. I’m just going by what I was told when I enrolled.
Everyone on my course had to buy the 991es.
ljstrawson03/05/2019 21:53

Tbh I’ve not sat and compared the two. I’m just going by what I was told wh …Tbh I’ve not sat and compared the two. I’m just going by what I was told when I enrolled. Everyone on my course had to buy the 991es.


Fair enough. I managed though. But as I said I know the exams for gcse and a level have changed but I was on the new HNC and found this to be sufficient including further maths at a level
Using this on my final year of chemistry no problems
GST1103/05/2019 21:54

Fair enough. I managed though. But as I said I know the exams for gcse and …Fair enough. I managed though. But as I said I know the exams for gcse and a level have changed but I was on the new HNC and found this to be sufficient including further maths at a level


You can compare the two here:

education.casio.co.uk/com…art
ljstrawson03/05/2019 22:02

You can compare the two here:https://education.casio.co.uk/comparison-chart


Having looked at this it's not 100% accurate as I can do complex numbers and bi nomials on the gt's. Maybe it's a bit more long winded than the newer version
GST1144 s ago

Having looked at this it's not 100% accurate as I can do complex numbers …Having looked at this it's not 100% accurate as I can do complex numbers and bi nomials on the gt's. Maybe it's a bit more long winded than the newer version


Possibly.
ljstrawson03/05/2019 19:14

This is a good price however please note this is not suitable for A level …This is a good price however please note this is not suitable for A level or higher. You will need at least an FX991ES


Great Value. In the good old days: many years ago; we couldn’t use these devices in exams. Each formula and method was memorised or scribbled on the inside of the pencil case
ljstrawson9 h, 58 m ago

I disagree, I’m currently doing a HNC in electronic engineering and you n …I disagree, I’m currently doing a HNC in electronic engineering and you need at least FX991ES which would be the same as A level maths. I have this calculator (FX83GT) at work and I had to buy a fx-991ex plus for my course.


I'm doing a civil engineering degree and this works just fine with fluid mechanics calculations
It's about what is allowed during examinations, and there is a specific list of what is valid which may differ between different boards. . It's not about functionality but what models are certified for use. If you bring a calculator not on the list you will be barred from taking your exam so be careful!
Tanni4play11 h, 48 m ago

Great Value. In the good old days: many years ago; we couldn’t use these d …Great Value. In the good old days: many years ago; we couldn’t use these devices in exams. Each formula and method was memorised or scribbled on the inside of the pencil case


Now you have to have clear pencil cases
Edited by: "jamie15" 4th May
Uckridge6604/05/2019 09:33

It's about what is allowed during examinations, and there is a specific …It's about what is allowed during examinations, and there is a specific list of what is valid which may differ between different boards. . It's not about functionality but what models are certified for use. If you bring a calculator not on the list you will be barred from taking your exam so be careful!


There is no list. Certain functions are banned notably symbolic algebra.

This calculator cannot do statistical distributions notably binomial cumulative, normal cumulative and inverse normal. All these are required for the new A level mathematics.
It also can't solve cubic and quartic equations nor do matrices (further maths).
ljstrawson03/05/2019 21:50

I disagree, I’m currently doing a HNC in electronic engineering and you n …I disagree, I’m currently doing a HNC in electronic engineering and you need at least FX991ES which would be the same as A level maths. I have this calculator (FX83GT) at work and I had to buy a fx-991ex plus for my course.


Kids today...
I did a HND in electronic engineering with just a basic calculator...

using a slide rule must have been brutal back in the day

These are the changes from the old model
education.casio.co.uk/pro…gtx


The ClassPad Calculators look really nice
Edited by: "horsey" 4th May
horsey04/05/2019 11:52

Kids today...I did a HND in electronic engineering with just a basic …Kids today...I did a HND in electronic engineering with just a basic calculator... using a slide rule must have been brutal back in the dayThese are the changes from the old modelhttps://education.casio.co.uk/products/gtxThe ClassPad Calculators look really nice


The curriculum is completely different now though.
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£5 in Walsall store
ljstrawson1 h, 3 m ago

The curriculum is completely different now though.


How is it different?
Electronics has had the same equations since Adam was in short pants.
I'd expect a bit more on FPGA's and robotics theory to stay relevant maybe, but I seem to remember LaPlace and Bode diagrams were the most complicated stuff required.

They've probably banned binary as non-inclusive by now :/
fatasa16 m ago

[Image] £5 in Walsall store


You're a better person than I. Can't bring myself to pay over the odds if it has been posted on here for cheaper!
Not sure what all there comments about this calculator not being suitable are, but I completed my Maths A-level and Maths BSc with one of these, never had any problems with it.
ljstrawson03/05/2019 21:50

I disagree, I’m currently doing a HNC in electronic engineering and you n …I disagree, I’m currently doing a HNC in electronic engineering and you need at least FX991ES which would be the same as A level maths. I have this calculator (FX83GT) at work and I had to buy a fx-991ex plus for my course.


What's the difference between this and th FX85GT? I'm doing an HND in building services engineering, and so far the FX85GT has been more than adequate.
dajg04/05/2019 11:22

There is no list. Certain functions are banned notably symbolic …There is no list. Certain functions are banned notably symbolic algebra.This calculator cannot do statistical distributions notably binomial cumulative, normal cumulative and inverse normal. All these are required for the new A level mathematics. It also can't solve cubic and quartic equations nor do matrices (further maths).


This is the list for all exams at Loughborough University. I am sure this applies to other Universities also:

This is the approved list of calculators for use in University examinations.It was agreed by Programme Quality Team at their meeting held on 11 January 2010 that the following calculators will be acceptable for use in University Examinations:



If your calculator is not specifically listed above, it will NOT be allowed into the exam hall and will be confiscated immediately if found.
RuudBullit7 h, 5 m ago

What's the difference between this and th FX85GT? I'm doing an HND in …What's the difference between this and th FX85GT? I'm doing an HND in building services engineering, and so far the FX85GT has been more than adequate.



see my post above
Uckridge6604/05/2019 18:13

This is the list for all exams at Loughborough University. I am sure this …This is the list for all exams at Loughborough University. I am sure this applies to other Universities also:This is the approved list of calculators for use in University examinations.It was agreed by Programme Quality Team at their meeting held on 11 January 2010 that the following calculators will be acceptable for use in University Examinations:Aurora SC582Casio FX-83 series*Casio FX-85 series*Sharp ELW531 seriesTexas Instruments TI-30 seriesIf your calculator is not specifically listed above, it will NOT be allowed into the exam hall and will be confiscated immediately if found.


I was talking GCSE/A level as was clear from the rest of my comments.

Can't believe they are sill using a list from 2010?
dajg05/05/2019 12:28

I was talking GCSE/A level as was clear from the rest of my comments. …I was talking GCSE/A level as was clear from the rest of my comments. Can't believe they are sill using a list from 2010?


Math doesn’t change very often...
Edited by: "Despondent" 5th May
Still £10 in Bicester.
dajg08/05/2019 13:41

but calculators do...


The whole point of a math exam is to check your understanding of the subject, not how good your calculator is.
Edited by: "Despondent" 8th May
Honestly I'm a bit disappointed that calculators today aren't more like kindles,
it would be great to be able to draw an equation on something like A5 virtual paper, and see it in a bit more detail.

Physical buttons and convoluted human menu interfaces are a bit old hat
Despondent08/05/2019 13:43

The whole point of a math exam is to check your understanding of the …The whole point of a math exam is to check your understanding of the subject, not how good your calculator is.


Last reply as you obviously don't "get it". Maths A level changed because calculators changed. Rather than have a book of statistical tables you can now use your calculator to look up a value. If your calculator can't do a normal or binomial cdf or an inverse normal then you will struggle with the stats questions on the new maths A level. No different to books of logs or trig functions which you probably remember. Most calculators from 2010 are no longer on sale.
dajg13 m ago

Rather than have a book of statistical tables


Hey, are you telling me all those teenage years I spent flipping through a book of logarithmic tables were a compete and utter waste of time?

Come to think of it, I've never actually used them since... hmm...
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