Graphic display calculators (GDC)
The British A-Level specifications allow graphical calculators in all modules apart from C1.
|The calculator should have at least the following buttons for basic calculation, trigonometry and the natural logarithm function:|
|Other functions should be available too by using the "second function" of some of the keys.|
Note, however, that the calculator must NOT have a facility for symbolic algebra, differentiation or integration (sometimes known as an in-built computer algebra system, CAS). Though there are many suitable models for mathematical study at this level, this site makes particular reference to the TI range, specifically the TI-84.
The International Baccalaureate positively encourages the use of graphic calculators throughout its diploma courses.
Many pages throughout this site make specific use of graphic calculators. To find them simple enter GDC in the SEARCH box.
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