Calculator Policies on the ACT and SAT

Test taking season is upon us and millions of students nationwide are cramming to take the SAT and ACT this fall. Is your calculator allowed? The SAT’s policy is decidedly more lax than that for the ACT, but both allow …
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9 Tips for Summer Test Prep

Summer is the perfect time to get ahead on studying for the SAT and ACT. Set aside a few minutes a day to study and you’ll avoid having to study during the school year. Boost your studying know-how with these …
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SAT Calculator Strategies – SAT Test Prep #5

There are a lot of misconceptions about calculator use on the SAT. This article covers some basic strategies on how to use your calculator “smarter.” It also attempts to dispel some of the myths you’ve probably heard about calculators and …
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SAT Prep #4: Using Your Calculator’s Fraction Features

Both the TI-83/TI-84 Plus and the TI-89 have built-in features for dealing with fractions, which can help to solve many of the fractions problems on the SAT. For example, on the TI-84, you can convert a decimal into a fraction …
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Ace the SAT – Our New Test Prep Book!

We’re very proud to announce Calcblog’s test preparation book, Ace the SAT Using Your TI Calculator: Using the TI-84 Plus and TI-89 to Crack the SAT Math Section! This book is packed with tips, tricks and test taking strategies on …
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SAT Test Prep #3: Calculating Sale Prices, Percentages and Discounts

One of the ways you can improve your SAT is score is identifying problems that may seem simple but are actually written to trick you. If you are rushing through a test, you may miss out on easy points. Consider …
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SAT Test Prep #2: Power Rules of Exponents

While you will be able to use a graphing calculator on the SAT, sometimes it is faster to have mathematical rules memorized beforehand so you can quickly solve problems without trying to find the answer by trial and error with …
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SAT Test Prep #1: Mean, Mode, and Median on the TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, and TI-89

The following is a sample SAT problem similar to many found on the actual exam: Nighttime Temperatures in Juneau, Alaska Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 32 28 28 26 21 22 25 The table above shows the temperatures, …
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