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Approved Calculators for Specified VCE Mathematics Examinations 2017

Use of CAS and calculators in 2017 VCE Mathematics examinations

Further Mathematics

Either one approved CAS calculator or one approved CAS software may be used in Further Mathematics Examinations 1 and 2.

One scientific calculator may also be used in Further Mathematics Examinations 1 and 2.

Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics

Either one approved CAS calculator or one approved CAS software may be used in Mathematical Methods Examination 2 and Specialist Mathematics Examination 2 only.

One scientific calculator may also be used in Mathematical Methods Examination 2 and Specialist Mathematics Examination 2.

No calculators of any kind are permitted in Mathematical Methods Examination 1 and Specialist Mathematics Examination 1.

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CAS calculators

In 2017, the following CAS calculators are approved by the VCAA for use in Further Mathematics Examination 1 and Further Mathematics Examination 2, Mathematical Methods Examination 2 and Specialist Mathematics Examination 2.

The full functions of approved CAS calculators may be used (that is, memories do not have to be cleared prior to entering the examination).

Casio

Algebra or ClassPad series.

Hewlett Packard

HP 40/48/49/50 or HP Prime series.

Texas Instruments

TI-89/92/Voyager or TI-Nspire CAS series. 

CAS software

For approved schools only, students enrolled in Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics will be permitted to use the following CAS software: Casio ClassPad Manager, HP Prime Emulator, Mathematica, Maple, MATLAB or TI-Nspire and files of that software type stored on a USB for examinations in these studies, where the use of technology is permitted, provided they meet VCAA specifications for the conduct of computer-assisted examinations.

Schools wishing to use CAS software should apply in writing to the VCAA for approval.

For further information, contact VCAA Assessment Operations: 
vcaa.assessment.operations@edumail.vic.gov.au

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