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Are calculators allowed in the AP CSP test?

Hi all! I'll be taking the AP Computer Science Principles test soon, and I was wondering if we're allowed to use calculators during the exam? If yes, what type of calculator would you recommend?

7 months ago

Hello! During the AP Computer Science Principles exam, the use of calculators is not allowed. The exam focuses on evaluating your understanding of computer science principles and computational thinking skills, so mathematical calculations are generally not as intensive compared to other AP exams such as AP Calculus.

If you want to prepare for the AP CSP exam, it's a good idea to focus more on your knowledge of computer science concepts and problem-solving strategies rather than relying on a calculator. Review the course materials thoroughly and make sure to practice with sample questions and previous years' exam problems. This will help you become more familiar with the types of questions asked on the exam and better understand which areas you need to improve in. Good luck with your exam preparation!

7 months ago

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