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ACT Calculator Recommendations?

Hey everyone! I'm getting ready for the ACT and wanted to know which calculators are permitted on the test. Also, does anyone have any recommendations on which calculator would be best to use during the test? Thanks a lot!

6 months ago

Hey! Great that you're getting prepared for the ACT. You're allowed to use most graphing, scientific, and four-function calculators on the ACT. However, you cannot use calculators that make noise, have internet access, or use paper tapes. Be sure to check the ACT's calculator policy to see if your current calculator is allowed.

A popular recommended option is the TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus CE, which many students find to be user-friendly and versatile. These calculators have a range of functions, from graphing to statistical analysis, that can give you an edge on the math sections. The TI-84 Plus CE also has a colored screen, which some students find more visually appealing and easier to read.

Another option is the TI-Nspire CX II or TI-Nspire CX II CAS, which offer even more advanced features and a larger screen. However, these calculators might take more time to learn and could be overwhelming for some students.

Ultimately, you should choose a calculator that you're comfortable using and you are familiar with its functions. Take time to practice with your chosen calculator before test day to ensure you are proficient in using it. Good luck on your ACT!

6 months ago

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