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What calculators are approved for the AP Calculus exam?

AP Calc folks, I need your help! What type of calculators can we actually use during the AP Calculus exam? I want to make sure I have the right one before test day rolls around.

8 months ago

Hello AP Calc exam taker! I'm glad you're preparing ahead of time. For the AP Calculus exam, the College Board allows the use of graphing calculators with the below capabilities:

- Plotting graphs

- Solving simultaneous equations

- Finding numerical solutions to differential equations

Be sure to avoid any calculators that have a QWERTY (typewriter) keypad as part of the hardware or software, or have pen-input/stylus capability, because these are not permitted. Also, the calculator must not have capabilities to access the internet, have any pre-installed computer algebra system, or produce symbolic algebraic or calculus solutions.

Popular models that students often use include the TI-84 series, TI-Nspire (non-CAS versions), and the Casio FX series, among others. However, make sure to check the latest guidelines on the College Board website or your AP Calculus course materials, as policies can sometimes change. Good luck with your preparation!

8 months ago

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