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# GCSE

## TEACHERS

Students will need access to at least trigonometric functions. The minimum-requirement scientific calculator is the fx-83GTX / fx-85GTX. This has all the functionality required for GCSE.

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## WHICH SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR?

While the fx-83GTX / fx-85GTX is adequate for GCSE, the advanced scientific fx-991EX confers specific advantages. In particular, it builds students confidence in solving

- linear equations
- simultaneous linear equations
- roots and vertices of quadratics
- quadratic inequalities

Linear equations

Quadratic equations

## SHOULD I USE A GRAPHIC CALCULATOR?

Maths is a visual subject. A graphic calculator allows students to explore graphs. For example you could plot a graph, find the coordinates where two graphs cross or draw a data chart.