Calculator for exams

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Madison Muggeo 3H
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Calculator for exams

Postby Madison Muggeo 3H » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:01 pm

Does anyone know what the calculator policy for this class is? I've been using a graphing calculator and would like to know if they'll be allowed for the exams (midterms and finals).

Arielle Sass 2A
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Arielle Sass 2A » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:06 pm

Hi,
Last quarter all calculators were allowed (well, regular ones including scientific and graphic calculators like TI-84) so I would assume the same policy will be in place.

I also am curious though if we are allowed to use a Quadratic Formula program on our calculators to solve equilibrium expression questions- that's what I've been using for the homework and it definitely saves a lot of time and mistakes, however in class Professor Lavelle told us to use the equation so I'm not sure if he would only like us to do it the manual way.

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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Immi Lee - 1D » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:21 pm

Arielle Sass 2A wrote:Hi,
Last quarter all calculators were allowed (well, regular ones including scientific and graphic calculators like TI-84) so I would assume the same policy will be in place.

I also am curious though if we are allowed to use a Quadratic Formula program on our calculators to solve equilibrium expression questions- that's what I've been using for the homework and it definitely saves a lot of time and mistakes, however in class Professor Lavelle told us to use the equation so I'm not sure if he would only like us to do it the manual way.


I remember last quarter my TA mentioned how it would be too difficult to check everyone's calculators for stored values or programs since everything is virtual, but you do make a good point. The program is honestly a life saver for those quadratic equations that get really messy. Maybe they'll give us questions that shouldn't be too difficult/too messy to solve?

Charlie Russell 2L
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Charlie Russell 2L » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:46 pm

Since everyone has the required calculator which would have that program on it, I would say it is fine but that's a good question for Lavelle!

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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Sami Siddiqui 1J » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:21 pm

I used a graphing calculator for all my exams in Chem 14A and had no issues. Just as long as you aren't using some wacky programs on your calculator or cheating in any way, you will be fine.

Victoria Dao 3G
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Victoria Dao 3G » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:26 pm

Yup like what everyone else said above, I believe both graphic and scientific are allowed. I normally use my scientific but in 14A one time I couldn't find it, so I used my graphing instead and my TA was fine with it.

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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby VanessaZhu2L » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:46 pm

I think any calculator is fine!

Aanya Tanti 3C
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Aanya Tanti 3C » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:50 pm

I think all calculators should be fine! For the quadratic calculator function, I think we will probably have to show some working- maybe just inserting numbers into the formula?

Jasmine Yi 1G
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Jasmine Yi 1G » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:05 pm

They weren't very strict on calculators last quarter, so I'm assuming that they'll have similar policies this quarter until we're told differently.

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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby cadytran1K » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:06 pm

Last quarter, my TA said we were fine using any calculator, so I'm assuming it's the same this quarter.

Savana Maxfield 3F
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Savana Maxfield 3F » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:47 pm

I used a graphing calculator last quarter, but my TA recently mentioned something about only being able to use scientific calculators... so I'm not quite sure. I also think it may depend on your TA.

Katie Phan 1K
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Katie Phan 1K » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:20 am

Either is fine, I think. I prefer graphing for obvious reasons.

Nathan Chu 3H
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Nathan Chu 3H » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:19 am

I think we were allowed to use any calculator last quarter. However, most TA's prefer that you use a scientific calculator if you have one.

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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Meredith2E » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:37 am

Last quarter I used a graphing calculator and it was no problem. If this was like an actual in person midterm, then they usually make your clear the memory on your calculator and show it to the TA who is proctoring, but that would take up too much time when doing it online. But yeah, any calculator was technically allowed as long as you weren't being sneaky and trying to cheat.

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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Marco Vivar 3G » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:28 pm

All calculators should be allowed graphing/scientific

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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Ryan_Kien_1L » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:49 pm

In 14A, my TA said that any calculator was fine and didn't bother checking any of our calculators before the exam.

Mariah Disc 2C
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Mariah Disc 2C » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:52 pm

Last quarter we were allowed to use any calculator and I haven't heard that that has changed.

Jack Kettering 3D
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Jack Kettering 3D » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:54 pm

I'm pretty sure we're technically only supposed to be using scientific calculators however any calculator was allowed during last quarter and I'd assume that policy will remain the same.

Maryeli Garay 2H
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Maryeli Garay 2H » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:56 pm

I think both graphing and scientific calculators are allowed for the exams :)

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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby AHUNT_1A » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:57 pm

I think any calculator in regards to graphing and scientific would be fine

Sarah Hernandez 1F
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Sarah Hernandez 1F » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:58 pm

Jack Kettering 3D wrote:I'm pretty sure we're technically only supposed to be using scientific calculators however any calculator was allowed during last quarter and I'd assume that policy will remain the same.

Yeah that's what I remember too, my TA really wanted us to use scientific calculators and if you didn't have one then you could use a graphing calculator

Mansi Solanki 3A
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Mansi Solanki 3A » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:00 pm

I think that either a scientific or graphing calculator was allowed, but the scientific was preferred, though the TA's did not specifically check calculators before exams.

nayha a 1E
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby nayha a 1E » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:11 pm

Hi! My TA said that any calculator is fine (:

Madison Muggeo 3H
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Madison Muggeo 3H » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:28 pm

Thank you all for responding :)

Nick P 3D
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Nick P 3D » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:44 pm

I asked last quarter and my TA said that any calculator is fine, I used a T-84 Plus CE. I used it all of last quarter and so far this quarter too!

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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby JaesalSoma1E » Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:08 pm

I used a TI-84 graphing calculator last quarter with Lavelle, so I don't think it really matters what calculator you use.

Shivani Kapur 2J
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Shivani Kapur 2J » Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:21 pm

I've been using the TI-84 Plus CE claculator and it's been okay to use so far. I honestly think any calculator along those lines should work.

Melissa Solis 1H
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Melissa Solis 1H » Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:26 pm

Since procturing is already hard enough for the TAs they're allowing all calculators for the exams

Katelyn_Ortega_1D
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Re: Calculator for exams

Postby Katelyn_Ortega_1D » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:06 am

I believe the professor said any graphing or scientific calculator is allowed.


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