Calculators

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Norah Gidanian 3D
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Calculators

Postby Norah Gidanian 3D » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:20 pm

Does anyone know if we are allowed to use a graphing calculator for the midterms and final?

Angel More
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Re: Calculators

Postby Angel More » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:23 pm

Yep, calculators are allowed for all exams!

Crystal Hsueh 2L
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Re: Calculators

Postby Crystal Hsueh 2L » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:25 pm

Yes! You're allowed a calculator, the constants and equations sheet, and as much blank scratch paper you think you need

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Re: Calculators

Postby clairehathaway 2J » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:49 pm

If the rules are the same as last quarter, you should be allowed to use a graphing calculator on all exams!

Nadya Higgins 3F
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Re: Calculators

Postby Nadya Higgins 3F » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:56 pm

I think scientific is technically preferred, but a graphing calculator is fine (they just don't want people to store info on it or program it)!

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Re: Calculators

Postby Ryan_Page_1J » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:21 pm

I would try to get a scientific calculator because it is preferred, but if graphing calculator is your only option then it is acceptable. They are mainly just worried about students storing information in the calculator before the exam.

Megan Hulsy 1A
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Re: Calculators

Postby Megan Hulsy 1A » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:36 pm

Yep, calculators are fine for both exams! :)

George Kaleb Jimenez 1K
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Re: Calculators

Postby George Kaleb Jimenez 1K » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:40 pm

Crystal Hsueh 2L wrote:Yes! You're allowed a calculator, the constants and equations sheet, and as much blank scratch paper you think you need

Would we find the constants and equations sheet somewhere on Lavelle's website or would we just make one ourselves?

Sofia Azmat 1I
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Re: Calculators

Postby Sofia Azmat 1I » Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:12 pm

George Kaleb Jimenez 1K wrote:
Crystal Hsueh 2L wrote:Yes! You're allowed a calculator, the constants and equations sheet, and as much blank scratch paper you think you need

Would we find the constants and equations sheet somewhere on Lavelle's website or would we just make one ourselves?

You will find the equation sheet on his website, you will just have to print it out beforehand and make sure not to write on it because the proctors will take a look at the sheet before the start of the exam

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Re: Calculators

Postby Lisa Seidl 3H » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:59 pm

Yes, you can use any calculator (last quarter they preferred scientific but graphing is fine too) and then you will need to print the equation sheet on his website and the specific periodic table he has. They usually let you have 1-2 pieces of scratch paper (depending on the TA) and other than that you'll just need your phone to log onto the zoom.

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Re: Calculators

Postby Nicolette Simoni 3L » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:04 pm

All calculators are allowed! Just not the super-advanced ones that connect to the internet or whatever. :)

George Kaleb Jimenez 1K
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Re: Calculators

Postby George Kaleb Jimenez 1K » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:56 pm

Lisa Seidl 3H wrote:Yes, you can use any calculator (last quarter they preferred scientific but graphing is fine too) and then you will need to print the equation sheet on his website and the specific periodic table he has. They usually let you have 1-2 pieces of scratch paper (depending on the TA) and other than that you'll just need your phone to log onto the zoom.

We use our phones to zoom because of the lockdown browser right? Is there any specific one he wants us to use. I didn't have Lavelle last quarter but I have used a lockdown browser for another class

Yu Jin Kwon 3L
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Re: Calculators

Postby Yu Jin Kwon 3L » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:52 am

George Kaleb Jimenez 1K wrote:
Lisa Seidl 3H wrote:Yes, you can use any calculator (last quarter they preferred scientific but graphing is fine too) and then you will need to print the equation sheet on his website and the specific periodic table he has. They usually let you have 1-2 pieces of scratch paper (depending on the TA) and other than that you'll just need your phone to log onto the zoom.

We use our phones to zoom because of the lockdown browser right? Is there any specific one he wants us to use. I didn't have Lavelle last quarter but I have used a lockdown browser for another class


Yup! I use my phone to Zoom, but if you have an external camera or something, I heard that works too :)! But you should be good with a phone :DD

Allan Nguyen 2G
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Re: Calculators

Postby Allan Nguyen 2G » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:05 am

I was able to use a graphing calculator last quarter for Lavelle's Chem 14A class so it should be okay.

Margaret Xu 3C
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Re: Calculators

Postby Margaret Xu 3C » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:55 pm

I think any calculator should be fine for the exams!

Kaleb Tuliau 3E
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Re: Calculators

Postby Kaleb Tuliau 3E » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:58 pm

How many questions does the midterm usually have?

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Re: Calculators

Postby Arti_Patel_3H » Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:00 am

Kaleb Tuliau 3E wrote:How many questions does the midterm usually have?

For 14A, the number of midterm questions was 10-15 and each question was worth 6-7 points (if I remember correctly lol).

Sophia Spungin 2E
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Re: Calculators

Postby Sophia Spungin 2E » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:31 pm

I think any type of calculator is allowed, but it does not necessarily need to be graphing, as long as it can express scientific notation you should be set!

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Re: Calculators

Postby chinmayeec 2H » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:18 pm

As the other answers mentioned, I think any type of calculator should be fine, as long as you're not using your calculator to cheat or if you have a bunch of programs on it.

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Re: Calculators

Postby Molly_Peterson_2F » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:16 pm

George Kaleb Jimenez 1K wrote:
Lisa Seidl 3H wrote:Yes, you can use any calculator (last quarter they preferred scientific but graphing is fine too) and then you will need to print the equation sheet on his website and the specific periodic table he has. They usually let you have 1-2 pieces of scratch paper (depending on the TA) and other than that you'll just need your phone to log onto the zoom.

We use our phones to zoom because of the lockdown browser right? Is there any specific one he wants us to use. I didn't have Lavelle last quarter but I have used a lockdown browser for another class


Yes, we use our phones because of the lockdown browser! Last quarter he wanted us to use the respondus lockdown browser, so I think he'll probably want us to use that one again this quarter.

alexandralopez 3F
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Re: Calculators

Postby alexandralopez 3F » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:05 pm

yes they are allowed!

Eric Ngo 1F
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Re: Calculators

Postby Eric Ngo 1F » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:56 pm

George Kaleb Jimenez 1K wrote:
Lisa Seidl 3H wrote:Yes, you can use any calculator (last quarter they preferred scientific but graphing is fine too) and then you will need to print the equation sheet on his website and the specific periodic table he has. They usually let you have 1-2 pieces of scratch paper (depending on the TA) and other than that you'll just need your phone to log onto the zoom.

We use our phones to zoom because of the lockdown browser right? Is there any specific one he wants us to use. I didn't have Lavelle last quarter but I have used a lockdown browser for another class


We'll be using Respondus Lockdown broswer. There should be a quiz on your TA's site worth nothing for you to test it if needed. :)

miguel zatarain 2B
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Re: Calculators

Postby miguel zatarain 2B » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:57 pm

Yeah calculators are allowed. Im using the TI-84 Plus CE for the midterm

Namratha Gujje
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Re: Calculators

Postby Namratha Gujje » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:59 pm

Yes! Calculators are allowed for the exams. That includes graphing calculators too.

Zainab Jamali 1H
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Re: Calculators

Postby Zainab Jamali 1H » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:05 pm

You are allowed a scientific or graphing calculator, the equation/constant sheet, the periodic table, and scratch paper for the exam. Dr. Lavelle's website has the specific periodic table and equation sheet that is permitted for the test.

Shalyn Kelly 3H
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Re: Calculators

Postby Shalyn Kelly 3H » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:19 pm

Yu Jin Kwon 3L wrote:
George Kaleb Jimenez 1K wrote:
Lisa Seidl 3H wrote:Yes, you can use any calculator (last quarter they preferred scientific but graphing is fine too) and then you will need to print the equation sheet on his website and the specific periodic table he has. They usually let you have 1-2 pieces of scratch paper (depending on the TA) and other than that you'll just need your phone to log onto the zoom.

We use our phones to zoom because of the lockdown browser right? Is there any specific one he wants us to use. I didn't have Lavelle last quarter but I have used a lockdown browser for another class


Yup! I use my phone to Zoom, but if you have an external camera or something, I heard that works too :)! But you should be good with a phone :DD


Hi! I would try to use your phone/another device as I think the device using respondus (external cameras) has problems connecting to the zoom. But maybe they ended up working I'm not sure.
And for the original question, you can use a graphing calculator for the exams. :)

Cooper Kinne 2E
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Re: Calculators

Postby Cooper Kinne 2E » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:22 pm

Yes! All calculators are allowed

Jalyn 3G
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Re: Calculators

Postby Jalyn 3G » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:25 pm

Yes, we are allowed to use scientific/graphing calculators on our exams.

Simran Bains 2C
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Re: Calculators

Postby Simran Bains 2C » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:29 pm

Yea I believe we can use calculators for the exams.

Bryan Le 2K
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Re: Calculators

Postby Bryan Le 2K » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:53 pm

You can use any type of calculator for the exam!

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Re: Calculators

Postby Orla Lynagh-Shannon 1F » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:04 pm

Luckily it sounds like we can use a graphing calculator or scientific, which is nice because I know I always prefer to use the calculator I use for the homework on tests or it throws me off. Also random, but the TI-84 plus CE is very easy to use and I recommend it if you are looking for a new calculator.

Nicole Critzer 2L
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Re: Calculators

Postby Nicole Critzer 2L » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:06 pm

It sounds like we can use any calculator for the exam as long as it's not too advanced.

Aliya Roserie 3I
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Re: Calculators

Postby Aliya Roserie 3I » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:06 pm

Thanks to all who replied. This was one of my questions too!

Rayna Irving 2C
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Re: Calculators

Postby Rayna Irving 2C » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:31 pm

Yup I'm pretty sure we can use any calculators because I haven't heard about any restrictions regarding this so far.

Charisma Arreola 2F
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Re: Calculators

Postby Charisma Arreola 2F » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:32 pm

Any calculator should be fine but I recommend double checking with your TA as well.


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