The command words define the level of detail needed to justify the answer, but individual steps may be obtained or checked by calculator. Calculators can be used for any function they can perform and it is expected that students will use their calculator, where appropriate, for tasks such as solving quadratics, solving simultaneous equations, evaluating definite integrals, evaluating the gradient at a point and so on.
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- FSMQ: Can students take both AS Maths and FSMQ at the same time?
- FSMQ: What resources are available to private candidates?
- FSMQ: Where can I find resources for the FSMQ?
- FSMQ: Does the Level 3 FSMQ in Additional Maths attract UCAS Tariff points?
- FSMQ: Which grades are available for the FSMQ?
- FSMQ: What are the defined question ‘Command Words’?
- FSMQ: What type of calculator do I need?
- FSMQ: Is this Level 3 qualification included in performance tables?
- FSMQ: Do students need to study the FSMQ in order to progress to A Level Mathematics?
- FSMQ: What are the benefits of studying the FSMQ: Additional Mathematics qualification?