Sixth Form


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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

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-50
  • TI-Nspire CX (DO NOT buy the CAS enabled version as this is banned from UK exams)