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3.8 out of 5 stars
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on 15 September 2013
I bought one of these from the pound shop. It lasted a few years before the zero key became unreliable. So I got a replacement, similar size & functionality, same price but slightly different hard case. This one is still working well after two or three years. Great value from Amazon, but a steal at a pound.
Now for the important bit. These cheap scientific calculators are much, much easier to use than the more expensive ones e.g. Casio fx 85, with multi-line and/or graphic displays. As an engineer I have a couple of those too, but invariably use the Pound Shop one in practice. Both types have all the functionality you could want: trig, hyperbolic, log, binary/octal/hex, regression, stats etc. For a child doing GCSE/A levels go for the simple type (not the very simple four function +,-,x,÷ variety). But don't take my word for it. Get both scientific types, they are cheap enough, and let them decide which they prefer.
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on 30 March 2016
Multi-functional and overall fantastic
It has Calculus functions, Solving equations (up to and including cubic) and complex number functionality. Trig and most other basic things are there too like surds and. Display is fantastic in both clarity and the way it displays fractions as... real fractions. Wish they did include the reccuring decimal functionality like they do in the fx-85GT PLUS but it's nothing major just a bit of missed opportunity. I'd highly reccomend for both GCSE Maths and OCR's FSMQ Additional Mathematics (As well as A-Level Maths). The conversion functionality is good but I rareley use it (40 conversions available (20 'types' but back and forth like in->cm , cm->in)). You can also change the 'base' (do your calculations in hexadecimal for example) but this too is not really useful for me but could come in handy for some people.
Overall, good buy, a little more expensive than other calculators but totally worth it even just for the calculus functions.
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on 6 September 2013
poor quality and battery was dead in 3 days. I turned it on and off on arrival of the product to check if it worked.
Turned it on 3 days later and the battery was dead. Looks better on the picture than when you have it in your hand, feels flimsy.
Spend a few extra quid and get a better one - its worth it.
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on 7 October 2013
Bought this for my son going back to school and it is perfect for the job and excellent value for money.
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on 29 September 2015
Product itself is good but it came with discharged batteries what I found a little annoying as batteries were said to be supplied. It has lots of functions and is a good calculator
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on 3 December 2015
This was bought for my son and he said it is a great calculator for the price and it done exactly what he was needing it to do for in his maths class
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on 15 September 2013
ok for school has all the right functions necessary for maths of all stages and has the protector for the front of the calculator.
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on 19 November 2015
Quality isn't too brilliant as the joins are uneven and you can see glue seepage from being put together but apart from that the main function works just fine
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on 8 June 2016
This calculator was a waste of money. Doesn't always switch on and makes incorrect calculations. Will have to buy another now for my daughters exams.
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on 7 October 2013
This appears to show all the right buttons and look the part, although simple sums it cannot seem to cope with (i.e., 9/2 shows as 5, not 4.5?). Not at all impressed as now have to puchase another.
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