Looks interesting. Heat
All Calculator Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2020
I can't be bothered.. I get too much hassle posting deals (:I last one I did I was accused of working for them haha
Got it, thank you
Put it up as a deal, it'll get some heat (y)
Well not the same make and £4 lol
Asda have these for 5£ just can't pick colour
Calculator approved by the Home Secretary, great price for one pound ninety pence and three pence.
Agreed thanks very much (highfive) :D
Always useful. Thanks Ben (y)
Good value with AAA battery - avoids the high cost of button cell batteries!
Yeah, I was the last school year to do the old A Level, where the fx-83GT was enough (although I did buy one anyway). Pretty sure all boards now require the fx-991EX for A Level. I understand that it would be highly beneficial, but also you can get by perfectly well with the standard one (just like you could get by with the 83GT - in fact my Maths teacher encouraged me not to spend my money on the better model). But I don’t agree to schools “recommending” it - it’s an expensive calculator, and I don’t think any family should be pressured into something that isn’t strictly necessary.
For Edexcel maths a level, the fx-991ex is needed and fx-83gt cannot be used as it is missing some functions (It's okay for other subjects). The graphical calculator mentioned by the other user is not compulsory for any exam board if I'm correct but his school probably uses it as you can plot graphs on it and so you have less chance of error in an exam by drawing the wrong graph. It's not limited to one type of graph but can use many. It is definitely beneficial as I've heard from some but not many a level students use it.
Thanks for the advice. But is that not a bit excessive for A Level? Plus not every family is gonna be able to afford a £100 graphical calculator, albeit with some fancy but not necessary functions. Seems like a waste of money to me - you can’t even use it in exams. It’s not even necessary for university (where often you’re only allowed the fx-83GT Plus in exams, let alone the one in this deal). I’m guessing you’re a teacher - why does your institution recommend such an expensive and unnecessary calculator?
Good find but we recommend the CG50 for A level so worth checking with school/ college before buying.
Thanks for posting, some good obscure apps but unless it’s a great deal I would recommend putting them in to one posting like the Udemy posts. Highlight ones that you think are great and recommend.
Do you work for Apple?
Got this already, it's called alexa. Thanks tho
lol wudnt want anyone to hear my sums
Can it calculate how many miles from Durham to Barnard Castle? :)
Looking good. Thanks.
The loan and difference between two date are useful.
The ad fee version is still paid, but cheap enough anyway, but I’ve installed the free one and it just had a watch ad tab in the settings which you can tap and let the ad run, only about 15 seconds and it gives 7 days extra ad free each time. I’ve just ran up around 6 months ad free in a short time while watching tv and letting the ad run. Saving my hard earned google play credit for something else (lol)
Still showing as paid for in Android, if I've got the correct app that is!
No widget function for iPad? Surely that would be better than the loan repayment function? Disappointing.
"saving the click" (lol)
In fact half a dozen listings beneath this is the new FX 85 for 11 quid, if all you're going to do is GCSE then get that.
Jamie McGee is dead right. This calculator is too much for GCSE, it's too complicated for most kids to use it effectively. Even if they cost the same I'd still advise go for an FX83/85. And the advantages of having a graphical calculator like the CG50 for A Level are tremendous, well worth the expense.
No, the cheaper calculators don't have the stats functions required for A-level, plus you'd be at a huge disadvantage without the integration and simultaneous equation functions (amongst others).
A scientific calculator is required for A level Maths but you can buy them for £5.
I got one almost a year ago off ebay brand new for 15 quid. Amazing calc but shame they've gone up
Good point indeed and very well spotted WhiskeyMartin ! It used to be just look for the word Classwiz and that was the A level Calculator of choice. Things have definitely moved on and changed. Let's hope the teachers who recommend calculators for A level use in colleges etc. appreciate that Casio have done this.
Classwiz is the branding Casio are using on their newer range of school-focused calculators. This particular calculator won’t perform all the necessary functions required for A-Level maths. I know of a few people who got caught out by the Classwiz branding, bought one of these for A-level and had to buy the 991-ex as well.
This is the Classwiz, my lad needed this for A level maths at college 2 years ago. Great calc, teacher told them you don't need a graphical calc. This is a good price for this model. Don't confuse this for the popular 5 to 10 quid GCSE version in different colours, this is more advanced.
Better off with a battery powered calculator. You could do the sums with pen and paper in the 8 minutes it takes for the sunlight to get here.
Tesco has an offer on these. The FX85GX Plus battery operated version is a tenner and comes in different colours, the battery and solar version is £11 in black only. The fancy one is 25 in Tesco so Amazon is cheaper.
same here. i think these tech are getting more common and hence cheaper.
Some of the big equations in Engineering slow my FX83ES to a crawl, especially annoying when you have to change a single character in the middle and the cursor lags hard.
That's the one! My school wasn't far from Cambridge and our Physics teacher knew a friend of Sir Clive. Wish I still had it!
https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16458 £15.95 when it was released :)
Times are changin Knys, times are changin (ninja)
Google has always had a perfectly good caculator for almost anything maths, conversion etc Just put your caculation in the google search box Or search for "calculator online" which brings up a nice calculator you can use . All? operating systems have their own calculator, often this is just a simple calculator by default but can be expanded to almost any sort Of course if you are interested in programming then the RubikcalcPro is useful
Microsoft Maths Solver?
That’s good to know. Thanks.
It can access everything you type in the app and only. This is how third party keyboards work in ios. And that's why every time you have to write a password the keyboard with be auto reverted to the default ios keyboard.
Looks really useful and works brilliantly. However, with a third party keyboard added, that app can access everything you type. I’m not sure (for me anyway) that the usefulness makes up for the security risk.
That’s what I thought 👀 Calculator+ still wins.
First thing I will install on an iPhone is SwiftKey keyboard. I really can't stand ios default keyboard... Let's try this one also
Good spot. Now I can check whether Euler's identity really is zero.
I like the RealCalc Scientific Calculator 1. Because it's free and 2. Because it's like the calculators you used to use in maths class at school. (casio fx-83 ?) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.nickfines.RealCalc
Looks very good to me, can brush up my maths at home.
iPad only. Shame we can’t but from iPhone for other devices, ie grab it now and next time fire up the iPad, PLOP there it is
The calculations are substantially more difficult. If your maths ability is OK you will be fine.
You do know how this site works, don't you? Price is not the only reason to vote hot or cold. You do know that, don't you?
Is chemistry alevel a lot harder than the gcse is it a lot different thinking of taking it thanks
Yeah, on desktop you can use Python's Sympy, GNU Octave/Scilab (alternatives to MATLAB) and Maxima etc.
Aah the legendary Wolfram, it helped in a lot od differential equations hehehe
April 1 st already? 1h3m3s÷3=1m1s according to this app. Uninstalled.
Thanks OP I've been looking for something Android based to match the Windows Calculator which is a great tool and this seems to be very similar. (y)