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

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