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SAT - CAS Calculators
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:14:19 pm »
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Hi guys, I was wondering: are we allowed to bring a TI-nspire CAS calculator into the SAT exam? The website indicates that only 'graphics calculators' are allowed; not sure whether the CAS passes as a graphics calculator.

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Re: SAT - CAS Calculators
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 06:26:01 pm »
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Hi guys, I was wondering: are we allowed to bring a TI-nspire CAS calculator into the SAT exam? The website indicates that only 'graphics calculators' are allowed; not sure whether the CAS passes as a graphics calculator.

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Yes. :)

Note: I can't remember about SAT I, but subject tests, yes.
P.S. Just use the calc you're most familiar with, I made the mistake of taking in the nspire for the subject test (it didn't affect my score but I certainly took a lot longer to use it than I would have with my own calc. I think I even used my scientific calc more because I was more familiar with it)
(You probably won't even need a calc, though)

Edit:
http://education.ti.com/en/us/products/calculators/graphing-calculators/ti-nspire-cas-with-clickpad/features/features-summary (You have the grey one, right?)
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Re: SAT - CAS Calculators
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 07:05:07 pm »
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Yes. :)

Note: I can't remember about SAT I, but subject tests, yes.
P.S. Just use the calc you're most familiar with, I made the mistake of taking in the nspire for the subject test (it didn't affect my score but I certainly took a lot longer to use it than I would have with my own calc. I think I even used my scientific calc more because I was more familiar with it)
(You probably won't even need a calc, though)

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http://education.ti.com/en/us/products/calculators/graphing-calculators/ti-nspire-cas-with-clickpad/features/features-summary (You have the grey one, right?)

Nup, I have the black one.

Thanks for that, gossamer! And just as an aside, you're more familiar with scientific calculators? After Methods, I kind of get frustrated whenever I use a scientific calculator, because if the expression's too long, you can't really see what you're doing.
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Re: SAT - CAS Calculators
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 07:43:09 pm »
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Nup, I have the black one.

Thanks for that, gossamer! And just as an aside, you're more familiar with scientific calculators? After Methods, I kind of get frustrated whenever I use a scientific calculator, because if the expression's too long, you can't really see what you're doing.
http://education.ti.com/en/us/products/calculators/graphing-calculators/ti-nspire-cx-cas-handheld/features/features-summary
http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/calculator-policy
The black one is still permitted. And well, when I say I was more familiar with my other calculator, I mean my TI-89... :P But I brought in both the nspire and green scientific calc (to the subject tests which were Term 3 holidays) which I was used to after using it heaps in Year 12. :)

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Re: SAT - CAS Calculators
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 09:00:51 pm »
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Ah, I see, thanks again!
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Re: SAT - CAS Calculators
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 09:32:46 pm »
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I'm pretty sure you can! Though the SAT math paper (not the subject test) is so easy that you drop about 20 points for every wrong answer...