Booklists for 2019-20
Please note that the school provides the books up to S5.
All children will need a pencil case with:
- coloured pens: red, green and blue
TI-Nspire CX CAS
In classes S1-S4, students use standard school calculators (e.g. Casio FX-83GTPLUS or Casio FX-GTX). The TI-Nspire CX CAS is a graphing calculator for S5-S7 only.
For Maths all children in S5 (regardless of which maths option they have chosen) will need a TI-Nspire CX CAS graphing calculators. In Mathematics 70% of the marks of S5-S7 exams are based on questions which require TI-Nspire CX CAS use.
The TI-Nspire CX CAS is a wonderful tool for drawing graphs, shapes, doing routine and more complex calculations, including algebra. It has excel-like spreadsheets too, and is great for rapid investigations and modelling. Students can also store documents which can be accessed later for revision.
The TI-Nspire CX CAS can be connected to a home PC which allows file transfer and printing. If you buy a new TI-Nspire you receive a product key to connect to a PC; if you find a used model you will need the serial number. Please ensure you obtain a TI-Nspire CX CAS (double check it is the CX CAS model).