Hello to everyone visiting from @resourceaholic's Maths Gems blog!
The pricing below now includes the new KS3/GCSE calculator in the Casio range
The fx-83/85GTX replaces the existing fx-83/85GT+
It has Classwiz branding and a new look to bring it into line with the fx-991EX
This blogpost will be kept updated with availability and pricing on the High Street and from educational suppliers
The 83 is available in black, blue and pink, and uses one AAA battery
The 85 model is only available in black, and has a solar panel as well as battery backup
Our advice: choose the cheapest you can find! Neither the colour nor the solar is worth paying extra money for
If you are buying for a GCSE student and they are likely to do A Level Maths, you are better off buying the fx-991EX as this is allowed at GCSE and is essential for A Level. It will save you £10 in the long run
Let me know if you see any cheaper deals: email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @robotmaths
Ryman: £16.99 & £18.99 - this is a ridiculous ripoff and should be shunned
Wait until it's less than £14 at the most
It can be ordered from educational suppliers:
Science Studio early bird prices: £11/£13 including VAT
Oxford Educational Supplies
Oxford Scientific Solutions
You will not see it on all their websites yet but they are starting to receive stock.
This model is still perfectly suitable for KS3/GCSE and prices may come down as stock of the new calculator begins to appear.
Tesco: £11.00Asda: £12.00 #ripoff
Ryman: £8.99 BEST BUY
WHSmith: £11.99 #ripoff
Educational suppliers (see links above): around £8.00 including VAT, but may charge postage.
aka Classwiz (though this name is now on the new GTX calculators as well).
This model is required for A Level and is also allowed in GCSE exams.
Sainsburys: £22.50 BEST BUY
Asda: £35.00 #ripoff
Ryman: OUT OF STOCK
Educational suppliers (see links above): around £23.00 including VAT, but may charge postage.
Beware of buying "cheap" versions on eBay/Amazon. They may be designed for a different country and have non-English buttons and display.
Casio fx-CG50 graphic calculator
This is not a requirement for any GCSE or A Level course, but is allowed in all exams.
Ryman: OUT OF STOCKWHSmith: £119.99
Argos: £129.99 #ripoff
Amazon: £113.99 - this is likely to change, use this Amazon link
Educational suppliers (see links above): around £100.00 including VAT, but may charge postage.