Calculator Policy

The instructor’s policy governing calculator usage is stated on the course outline.  In cases where the use of calculators is permitted, the following guidelines are used.

Permissible Calculators

  • basic scientific calculators

Non-Permissible Calculators

  • calculators in smart phones, tablets, or laptops
  • programmable calculators
  • graphing calculators
  • calculators that perform symbolic computations in calculus
  • calculators that communicate externally (infrared, wireless, Bluetooth, etc)

Other Devices

  • Hand-held translators are not to be allowed unless the instructor considers it necessary for a particular situation

Math 101

  • No calculators are allowed in exams in Math 101

This policy applies to all courses offered by the Department, Luther and Campion Colleges, First Nations University, and the Centre for Continuing Education.