calculators for math 1a?

<p>what do we need or what shuld we get?</p>

<p>When I took 1A and 1B, calculators were not allowed on the exams or quizzes.</p>

<p>Graphing calculators are useful for homework assignments though. They are obviously not as useful as solution guides, but they help you learn from homework assignments.</p>

<p>If you want to get one, then I suggest TI-83+.</p>

<p>Calculators aren't allowed in the 16 series either, correct?</p>

<p>some sort of graphing calculator is useful for college in general.</p>

<p>that said, i still use my little ti-LOWASHELLNUMBER for everything (no graphing functions at all!!), and i got A's in 1a and 1b, so its doable.</p>

<p>did you know? can find just about anything you want on the internet, including graphing calculator applets, integrator applets, etc. so, since you're almost never allowed to use any calculator on any test at berkeley anyway, i'd just stick with what you can get for free.</p>

<p>oh yeah, the guy two above me is dead-on about solution guides--they're awesome. AWESOME. just don't end up giving up before you should and going to the solution guide--i see a lot of kids screw themselves over because they think about a problem for 1 minute before going to the solution guide.</p>

<p>oh, and i took 1a during spring and 1b this summer, and they don't allow calculators on tests or quizzes, and they almost NEVER assign a homework problem where you need one. i know for chem 1a you need a scientific NON-GRAPHING calculator, probably the same for physics. they don't like programmable calculators. wow i've typed way more than anybody will care to read and i'm starting to get all swollen up with my own self-importance so i think i'll go jump off something or something</p>