Calculator Question

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Calculator Question

Postby 905385366 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:14 pm

I was a little confused reading the syllabus. What versions of the Texas Instrument calculators are we allowed to use on tests and exams?

Jasmine Vallarta 2L
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Re: Calculator Question

Postby Jasmine Vallarta 2L » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:09 pm

From my understanding, no graphing calculators or any calculator that you can program or put notes into. I guess a scientific calculator or even a 4 function calculator if you're brave enough, haha.

Louise Lin 2B
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Re: Calculator Question

Postby Louise Lin 2B » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:19 pm

It sounds like a plain old scientific or four-function should serve you well. Personally, I use the Casio - fx115ES Plus Scientific calculator. I remember that AP Chem in high school didn't really need a graphing calculator, so I suppose that's why Chem 14A doesn't necessarily require one, either.

Jason Wu 1E
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Re: Calculator Question

Postby Jason Wu 1E » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:10 pm

If you're a Texas Instrument type of person, I would suggest to get the TI-30XIIS. That was the calculator I used in AP Chem and in my opinion it is the best non-graphing scientific calculator to get. Other than that I use the TI-BAII Plus as of right now, not a huge fan of it because it is mainly used for economics and not science related subjects so I am most likely going to switch back to the TI-30XIIS.

Jamie Hwang 2F
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Re: Calculator Question

Postby Jamie Hwang 2F » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:03 pm

I'm just using my old Casio fx-300MS that I used when I took AP Chem my sophomore year. I guess it's just based on personal preference and I don't think that they are going to be really picky about what type of calculator you use, it just can't be graphing.

lauraxie2e
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Re: Calculator Question

Postby lauraxie2e » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:46 pm

I believe the 10$ 30XIIS should work

Katherine Brenner 3H
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Re: Calculator Question

Postby Katherine Brenner 3H » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:17 pm

Just a scientific calc should be good! I dont think we will be needing anything that has to do with graphing for the exam.

JOtomo1F
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Re: Calculator Question

Postby JOtomo1F » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:24 pm

What is a good price range to be spending on a scientific calculator?

Daniel Martinez 1k
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Re: Calculator Question

Postby Daniel Martinez 1k » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:20 pm

The scientific calculators that you are able to use in this class must not be able to graph or be able to be programmed. I paid $15 for mine, so I assume that anywhere from $10-$15 is a reasonable price for a calculator.

Milisuryani Santoso 1L
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Re: Calculator Question

Postby Milisuryani Santoso 1L » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:51 pm

So just to make sure, if I have the TI-36X Pro scientific calculator, would that be alright for a test?

Victoria Otuya 4F
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Re: Calculator Question

Postby Victoria Otuya 4F » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:28 pm

Milisuryani Santoso 1L wrote:So just to make sure, if I have the TI-36X Pro scientific calculator, would that be alright for a test?

I have the same calculator. I did ask to make sure if its alright and the response was a yes because it is not a graphing calculator. So to answer your question, it is alright for a test.

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Re: Calculator Question

Postby 905416023 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:19 pm

I just got the TI-30X IIS 2-Line Scientific Calculator. It was about $13. It seems like that is what most people have had for this course in the past.

Yiyang Jen Wang 4G
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Re: Calculator Question

Postby Yiyang Jen Wang 4G » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:48 am

As long as it is not a graphing calculator you will be all good I guess. Mine was TI36x pro, and I’ve used it for many other classes that say “ no graphing calculator” in their syllabus. :) however I am not 100% sure, I hope it will work for this class!

Madeline Phan 1E
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Re: Calculator Question

Postby Madeline Phan 1E » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:10 pm

As long as it's a scientific calculator and not a graphing one, I think any are fine. I have both a Casio-fx scientific calculator and a basic four-function one.


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