Scientific Calculator for children £1 instore Poundland
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Scientific Calculator for children £1 instore Poundland

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does it have malware pre installed, only joking Sam.
Too much sugar in these, cold - Don't want to get diabetes and horrible diseases that will destroy the human population (you'll know what i'm on about if you've ever visited any deal thread that is related to sugar)
Wonder if the child that made them in China knew what they were?
More bobbins than 5318008…
Why have you said for children?
thegamingkinginfo

Too much sugar in these, cold - Don't want to get diabetes and horrible … Too much sugar in these, cold - Don't want to get diabetes and horrible diseases that will destroy the human population (you'll know what i'm on about if you've ever visited any deal thread that is related to sugar)



​this or some Pringles for the kids, tough choice.
"Poundland". woah okay
Secondary Maths teacher here- I buy a few of these each year to hand out to kids who forget theirs (as you'd expect for a pound these break very easily). If you're a parent please don't buy these for your kid to use for their GCSE's, they may be 'scientific' but they are awful! I have seen kids walk into exams with these and I'm not exaggerating when I say these could genuinely be the reason for lost marks in an exam. Casios or Sharps can regularly be bought for £5-6 on sale in supermarkets and are so much more user friendly (they may be even cheaper at your school if they sell them).
I agree 100% with ytfc_nick, this calc is fine for basics but for kids at the business end of school it does them a disservice. You may have noticed VPAM (visually perfect algabraic mode) on the casio calculator and DAL (direct algabraic logic) on the sharp. This technology is critical for the kids because in layman's terms in means they can type in the formula they need as it is written and the calculator can handle it. The calculator on offer here is a throwback to the 90s with a horrible user interface. if you try and use it intuitively (like you can with the casio or sharp) it will give error or wrong answer. To get correct answers you need to have an understanding of the calculators user interface problems and put in the formulas backwards or have to do things in several convoluted steps. Buying this calculator for pupils and using for a maths exam would hinder them. Also, kids are smart with technology and they tend to HATE these calculators for the reason I mentioned
Great value and heat added, but a word of caution for us ordinary people who occasionally need a cheap calculator:
If you do the following sum on an ordinary calculator: 5 + 0 X 3 = 15 which for most of us would be essentially correct, but do the same sum on a SCIENTIFIC calculator and 5 + 0 X 3 = 5 becuase it thinks you want 5 + (0 x 3), and 0 X anything is 0.
ytfc_nick

Secondary Maths teacher here- I buy a few of these each year to hand out … Secondary Maths teacher here- I buy a few of these each year to hand out to kids who forget theirs (as you'd expect for a pound these break very easily). If you're a parent please don't buy these for your kid to use for their GCSE's, they may be 'scientific' but they are awful! I have seen kids walk into exams with these and I'm not exaggerating when I say these could genuinely be the reason for lost marks in an exam. Casios or Sharps can regularly be bought for £5-6 on sale in supermarkets and are so much more user friendly (they may be even cheaper at your school if they sell them).


I will echo your comments for A level and further education students.
Edited by: "salahwrexham" 2nd Apr 2017
Has anybody bough it then? Is it really that bad? What kind of batteries do you need and can they be changed?

I only need it for two questions in a C&G exam.
why not install Desmos app on old phone and use this instead of this electronic/plastic pollution?
R..Daneel.Olivav10 h, 17 m ago

why not install Desmos app on old phone and use this instead of this …why not install Desmos app on old phone and use this instead of this electronic/plastic pollution?



Because you're not allowed to bring a smartphone into an exam.
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