Scientific Calculator £1 @ Poundland
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Scientific Calculator £1 @ Poundland

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Found 25th Jul 2015
Hi All,

My lads school suggested that these could be bought from Poundland to ease the cost of all the kit needed for school. It's an improved version of the one they first churned out 12 months ago. Cheap as chips.

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I wouldn't recommend as my son had one and it only lasted a couple of months
Now have a Casio which is much more reliable

leneth

I wouldn't recommend as my son had one and it only lasted a couple of … I wouldn't recommend as my son had one and it only lasted a couple of months Now have a Casio which is much more reliable



​these are terrible. Spend less on other stuff and get a Casio instead.

Frosstic

​these are terrible. Spend less on other stuff and get a Casio instead.



Yes, the Casio one is what my daughter's school recommends. All of my children (except my youngest who is have had one of these calculators and they last well - older two are at college now, but my youngest daughter still uses her calculator. I think that they retail for around £10 each now, but sometimes you do see them on offer at Sainsburys for around £6.

Forgot to add, the Casio one is probably more reliable - it would be a bit of a nightmare if the Poundland one played up in a maths GCSE/A level exam, not really worth taking that risk. My childrens' Casio calculators lasted them for a couple of years, with no issues at all.

Blimey, I remember my Casio Scientific calculator cost the princely sum of £14.99 - in 1984-5 :D! From looking at pictures, think it was the fx82-A.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 25th Jul 2015

ive still got my casio one from 12 years ago & it still works perfectly

I can just imagine a moment regretful parent as her son asks "Mum, where did you get that calculator? It stopped working half way through my GCSE maths exam today"

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Exam boards usually have a list of calculators that are allowed into an exam (both at A-Level and in Uni), so this calculator may not be useful for these purposes. I'd recommend a Casio calculator too

It's an advantage to get used to using one type of calculator during your maths exams.
Particularly at A-level and beyond.

So best to buy a reliable brand & one where you expect the same model to be available a few years later if it gets broken.

Sophiasky

Yes, the Casio one is what my daughter's school recommends. All of my … Yes, the Casio one is what my daughter's school recommends. All of my children (except my youngest who is have had one of these calculators and they last well - older two are at college now, but my youngest daughter still uses her calculator. I think that they retail for around £10 each now, but sometimes you do see them on offer at Sainsburys for around £6.



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Cold from me too, false economy. AQA/EdExcel/OCR etc have a set list of calculators that are permitted for use in their examinations. Furthermore, even as a backup I would advise against it as button combos learnt at school cannot be used on the Casio due to different setup. Get a good brand (TI, Casio, Sharp) and stick to it.

Cold, no solar panel.

Hot

My casio and Sharp scientific calculators from GCSE & A levels still work perfectly, despite being around 20-25 years old!

wow...read the post ppl..the school suggested it.

Maths teacher here....
Buy the Casio one. £4.50 on Amazon. It allows you to input fractions in a much easier way. Worth it for a couple of extra marks.

amazon.co.uk/Cas…lus

Would recommend the Casio FX85 GT Plus, I managed to pick 3 of these last year for about £4 each in the post getting ready the new school year clear out at Sainsburys Local. Still can't understand how the kids have managed to lose 2 of these when I still have and use the £30 Casio I bought in 1980 for my A levels, calculators weren't allowed in O levels back then! Could it that it was a treasured piece of hi tech back then?

Another vote here for 'buy Casio'

Weenie Beenie

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louiselouise

Blimey, I remember my Casio Scientific calculator cost the princely sum … Blimey, I remember my Casio Scientific calculator cost the princely sum of £14.99 - in 1984-5 :D! From looking at pictures, think it was the fx82-A.



In 1981, that calc cost £49.99. I know as I ended up with a TI-30 cos it was £29.99

kristmace

Maths teacher here....Buy the Casio one. £4.50 on Amazon. It allows you … Maths teacher here....Buy the Casio one. £4.50 on Amazon. It allows you to input fractions in a much easier way. Worth it for a couple of extra marks. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-FX-83GTPLUS-S-UH-FX-83GTPLUS-Scientific-Calculator/dp/B001O3IF9U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437845213&sr=8-1&keywords=casio+fx-83gt+plus



I'd pay more for one with a solar panel, as then it really will last years and no messing about changing the battery.

amazon.co.uk/Cas…tor

Northerndave

In 1981, that calc cost £49.99. I know as I ended up with a TI-30 cos it … In 1981, that calc cost £49.99. I know as I ended up with a TI-30 cos it was £29.99

Maybe I should ask my mum, I was sure it was just over a tenner, though the fact that I don't remember accurately probably hints at why I wasn't the greatest at Maths :D!

Teachers these days may be wise to it but in the old days my father gave me his old programmable calculator and with a little bit of prep it was possible to fill it with lots of useful information to help me during my exams.

The Casio is almost indestructible.

I have about 20 of these that I give out to students that forget their calculator at home, for £20 it saves me so many headaches and I love to see their face drop when I hand them the calculator for their maths work :-) HOT from me for emergency situations, I agree that Casio is the best and I still have my fx-82 which is 32 years old :-)

Jeez, I remember having to ask for one of these as a birthday present back in the day they were so expensive. Kids of today eh?

I passed school without using a calculator. BOOM!

jdocuk

I have about 20 of these that I give out to students that forget their … I have about 20 of these that I give out to students that forget their calculator at home, for £20 it saves me so many headaches and I love to see their face drop when I hand them the calculator for their maths work :-) HOT from me for emergency situations, I agree that Casio is the best and I still have my fx-82 which is 32 years old :-)


At last someone found a positive use for a £1 scientific calculator. Also anyone just about to depart on a teaching mission to a developing country could take a batch with them.

anne21

ive still got my casio one from 12 years ago & it still works perfectly



I'm 49 now and when I did my 'O' level maths when I was 16, I used the Casio FX81 - remember it costing about £18.99 then, which was a lot of money. I never got rid of it, and unbelievably, it still works today!

Just to join in. For a quid this is a good deal, after all what's a quid? I wouldn't get my son or daughter one of these though, as has been stated, buy a good brand - I also recommend Casio all the way. It's what the schools use up and down the country day in, day out. They will get shown how to use it correctly and entering complex things is much, much easier with a modern day calc as you can type them in as you read it. A decent Casio can be got for under a fiver and will serve them very, very well.
PS - My Casio scientific is still going strong from my days at Bury College back in 1985, and then later at Manchester Poly. it's still using the orig. lithium coin cell also that came with it from all those years ago!

Just read on another posting here, that Tesco is having a sale starting 29th July - the Casio FX83 scientific calculator, will be on sale for slightly under £5 (£4. 70, I think it said).

Blimey school has changed. We where never allowed any sort of calculator in a GCSE Maths exam. In class we used log books and slide rules. If you are going to learn the maths, learn the maths don't let a calculator or Google do it for you.
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