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Approved Calculators for Specified VCE Mathematics Examinations 2014

Use of CAS and calculators in 2014 VCE Mathematics examinations

Further Mathematics

Either one approved CAS or one approved graphics calculator 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 (CAS) and Specialist Mathematics

One approved CAS may be used in Mathematical Methods (CAS) Examination 2 and Specialist Mathematics Examination 2 only.

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

The use of a graphics calculator is not permitted in either Mathematical Methods (CAS) Examination 2 or Specialist Mathematics Examination 2.

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

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CAS Calculators

In 2014, the following CAS calculators are approved by the VCAA for use in Further Mathematics Examination 1 and Further Mathematics Examination 2, Mathematical Methods (CAS) Examination 2 and Specialist Mathematics Examination 2.

The full functions of approved CAS calculators may be used (that is, the memories of these calculators do not require clearing prior to entry to the examination).

Casio

Algebra FX2.0, Algebra FX2.0 PLUS, ClassPad 300, ClassPad 300 PLUS, ClassPad 330, ClassPad 330 PLUS, ClassPad II (fx-CP400)

Hewlett Packard

HP 40G, HP 40GS, HP 48G, HP 48G II, HP 49G, HP 49G PLUS, HP 50G, HP Prime

Texas Instruments

TI-89, TI-89 (Titanium), TI-92/TI-92 PLUS/Voyage 200, TI-Nspire CAS, TI-Nspire CAS with Touchpad, TI-Nspire CX CAS

CAS Software

For approved schools only, students enrolled in Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics will be permitted to use CAS software Derive, Maple, Mathcad, Mathematica, TI-InterActive, TI-Nspire CAS, Casio ClassPad Manager or HP Prime Emulator, and stored files on a CD-ROM, DVD or 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 Assessment Operations, VCAA: vcaa.assessment.operations@edumail.vic.gov.au

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Graphics calculators

In 2014, the following graphics calculators are approved by the VCAA for use in Further Mathematics Examination 1 and Further Mathematics Examination 2 only. The full functions of approved graphics calculators may be used (that is, the memories of these calculators do not require clearing prior to entry to the examination).

Casio

FX-7300G, FX7400G, FX7400G PLUS, FX7700G, FX-8500G, FX-9700G, CFX-9800G, CFX-9850G, CFX-9850G PLUS, CFX-9850GB PLUS, CFX-9850GB PLUS-WE, CFX-9850GC, FX 9860G AU, CFX-9950G, FX 9860G AU Plus

Citizen

SRP-400G

Hewlett-Packard

HP 38G, HP39G, HP39G PLUS, HP39GS, HP39GII

Sharp

EL-9200, EL-9300, EL-9400, EL-9600, EL-9650, EL-9900

Texas Instruments

TI-80, TI-81, TI-82, TI-83, TI-83 PLUS, TI-83 PLUS (Silver), TI-84 PLUS, TI-84 PLUS (Silver), TI-85, TI-86

Last Update: 19 March 2014