How to choose a CAS calculator?
12-17-2016, 01:43 PM (This post was last modified: 12-17-2016 01:59 PM by compsystems.)
Post: #1
 compsystems Senior Member Posts: 1,329 Joined: Dec 2013
How to choose a CAS calculator?
Link
http://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?top...#msg496475

And Mathematical Methods CAS Resources

http://atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?topic=35962.0

http://keisan.casio.com/keisan/SCM_HP/li...ample.html
12-17-2016, 02:12 PM (This post was last modified: 12-17-2016 02:13 PM by Vtile.)
Post: #2
 Vtile Senior Member Posts: 404 Joined: Oct 2015
RE: How to choose a CAS calculator?
Author of that article
Quote:What NOT to look for in a CAS calculator
The primary use of your CAS will be for use in SACs, tests and exams. Buy a CAS based on its functions to help with your success in these SACs, tests and exams, not for the following:
• Whether or not it can play games
• Whether or not it can store images
• Whether or not it is in colour
• Slight cost differences between models
• Whether or not it is new
• Whether or not it is aesthetically pleasing (colour, shape, weight, etc.)
• Whether or not it is touch-screen/touch-pad/click-pad/etc.

• How many batteries it needs, and of what type they are

Quote:Recommended CAS’s by VN (based on the above information and not in any particular order)
• Casio ClassPad 330*
• TI-89
• TI-89 (Titanium)
• TI-nspire CAS
• TI-nspire CAS with Touchpad
• TI-nspire CX CAS
*Known to crash during VCAA exams
:O

One of the first comments:
Quote:I want a HP 50G, unique

Authors response:
Quote:It looks like an ancient TI!

*Facepalm*
Ok, can I start laughing now?
12-18-2016, 10:24 AM
Post: #3
 debrouxl Member Posts: 258 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: How to choose a CAS calculator?
Besides not including the 50g and the Prime, whose CASs are quite capable... ouch, Classpad 330 ?!
Even suggesting its newer sibling the fx-CP400 II would be fairly bad advice (the calculator is severely overpriced for its limited power, openness and versatility), but recommending that older-gen model is wrong.
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