MOE SEAB Calculator Rules: Ignore These 5 Rules (And You Might Be Barred From Taking Your Examinations)

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MOE SEAB Approved Calculator Rules

You could be using your calculator for finding mole ratios, solving roots of quadratic equations or evaluating acceleration problems.

Yet:

Do you know the rules pertaining to their use in Ministry of Education examinations?

(bonus: SEAB Approved Examination Scientific Calculators and Graphing Calculators from 2017 and beyond)

MOE SEAB Approved Calculator List


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Now:

1) Your calculator needs to be silent (100% silent mode)

2) You are not allowed to share your calculators with your friends during any examinations

3) You must remove any instruction sheets, formula lists or conversion help that come along with your calculators

4) Your calculator is not capable of performing differentiation, integration and other algebraic manipulations.

5) You cannot use a spoilt calculator as an excuse for low grades.

List of Approved Scientific Calculators

Calculator BrandCalculator ModelApproved Period
CASIOFX 82MS2003 – 2021
CASIOFX 85MS2003 – 2021
CASIOFX 95MS2003 – 2021
CASIOFX 95SG Plus2009 – 2018
CASIOFX 96SG Plus2013 – 2021
CASIOFX 350MS2003 – 2021
CANONF-960SG2017 – 2021
HEWLETT PACKARDHP10S2008 – 2018
HEWLETT PACKARDHP10S+2014 – 2018
SHARPEL 509WM2005 – 2018
SHARPEL 509WS2005 – 2018
SHARPEL 509X2015 – 2019
SHARPEL W531S2010 – 2019
SHARPEL W531XM2014 – 2018
SHARPEL 533X2013 – 2020
TEXAS INSTRUMENTSTI 30XIIS2010 – 2018

List of Approved Graphing Calculators

Calculator BrandCalculator ModelApproved Period
CASIOFX-9860G Slim2008 – 2018
CASIOFX-9860GIIs2014 – 2018
TEXAS INSTRMENTSTI-83 PLUS2010 – 2018
TEXAS INSTRMENTSTI-84 PLUS2006 – 2020
TEXAS INSTRMENTSTI-84 PLUS Silver Edition2006 – 2020
TEXAS INSTRMENTSTI-84 PLUS Pocket SE2012 – 2021
TEXAS INSTRMENTSTI-84 Plus C Silver Edition2015 – 2018
TEXAS INSTRMENTSTI-84 Plus CE2017 – 2020

You are probably not aware that:

The use of calculators was introduced by the Ministry of Education for Primary 5 students in 2008 and Primary 6 students in 2009.

The reason given was to allow “pupils to better focus on discovering patterns and making generalisations without worrying about computational accuracy”.

In 2008, secondary school students are allowed to use scientific calculators in both Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Previously, only Paper 2 allowed the use of scientific calculators.

Graphing calculators were also introduced in Junior College (JC)/ Centralised Institutes (CI) for H1, H2 and H3 Mathematics ” to plot graphs, perform statistical functions and solve a series of equations” at GCE A-Level.

Source:
http://www.seab.gov.sg/content/calculator/GuidelinesCalculators.pdf
http://libris.nie.edu.sg/things-you-may-not-know-about-mathematics-in-singapore


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