A link to the holiday task material may be found here.
Calculators in the new A levels for Mathematics from 2017
The requirements for Mathematics and Further Mathematics state that calculators MUST include the following features:
- an iterative function
- the ability to compute summary statistics and access probabilities from standard statistical distributions, particularly being able to calculate Binomial and Normal probabilities directly from values
- the ability to perform calculations with matrices (FM ONLY)
The minimum standard for this is an advanced scientific calculator such as
- Casio 991EX ClassWiz
- TI-30X Pro
However graphical calculators have these abilities together with the additional advantage of being able to plot and manipulate graphs of functions. Recommended are
- Casio CG-20
- Casio fx-9750 or Casio fx-9860
Any of the above calculators will be suitable for the course. However staff will be working mostly with the TI-Nspire and this will be the calculator that is demonstrated during lessons.