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Calculator Question

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:14 pm
by 905385366
I was a little confused reading the syllabus. What versions of the Texas Instrument calculators are we allowed to use on tests and exams?

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:09 pm
by Jasmine Vallarta 2L
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.

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:19 pm
by Louise Lin 2B
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.

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:10 pm
by Jason Wu 1E
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.

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:03 pm
by Jamie Hwang 2F
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.

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:46 pm
by lauraxie2e
I believe the 10$ 30XIIS should work

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:17 pm
by Katherine Brenner 3H
Just a scientific calc should be good! I dont think we will be needing anything that has to do with graphing for the exam.

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:24 pm
by JOtomo1F
What is a good price range to be spending on a scientific calculator?

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:20 pm
by Daniel Martinez 1k
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.

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:51 pm
by Milisuryani Santoso 1L
So just to make sure, if I have the TI-36X Pro scientific calculator, would that be alright for a test?

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:28 pm
by Victoria Otuya 4F
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.

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:19 pm
by 905416023
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.

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:48 am
by Yiyang Jen Wang 4G
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!

Re: Calculator Question

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:10 pm
by Madeline Phan 1E
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.