Calculator Policies for Mathematics and Science - APPhysicsatHopewell

Biology, Computer Science A, ... College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) ... An online scientific calculator is provided for these computer-delivered.
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Calculator Policies for Mathematics and Science (2011-12) Students should be familiar with the operation of their calculators and know when the calculator can be used effectively.

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PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT® and SAT Subject TestsTM Every question on these tests can be solved without a calculator; however, using a calculator on some questions may be helpful to students. A scientific or graphing calculator is recommended.*

PSAT/NMSQT SAT SAT Subject Tests Mathematics Level 1 Mathematics Level 2

A scientific or graphing calculator is necessary. A graphing calculator may provide an advantage over a scientific calculator on some questions. The tests are developed with the expectation that most students are using graphing calculators.* Calculators are not permitted for any other tests, including science tests.

All other SAT Subject Tests

Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Calculus AB, Calculus BC Statistics

A graphing calculator is required.*† A graphing calculator with statistics capabilities is expected.* Nongraphing scientific calculators are permitted only if they have the statistics computational capabilities described in the AP Statistics Course Description.

Chemistry, Physics B, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Biology, Computer Science A, Environmental Science

A scientific or graphing calculator is permitted for these exams.*† Calculators are not permitted for these exams.

College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) Chemistry, College Algebra, College Mathematics

An online scientific calculator is provided for these computer-delivered exams. Students may not use their own calculators.

Calculus, Precalculus

An online graphing calculator is provided for these computer-delivered exams.† Students may not use their own calculators.

Biology, Natural Sciences, Information Systems and Computer Applications

Calculators are not permitted for these computer-delivered exams.

* Excludes portable/handheld computers, laptops, electronic writing pads, pocket organizers; models with QWERTY (i.e., typewriter) keypads as part of hardware or software (e.g., TI-92 Plus, Voyage 200); models with pen-input/stylus/touch-screen capability (e.g., Palm, PDAs, Casio ClassPad); models with wireless or Bluetooth capability; models with paper tapes; models that “talk” or make noise; models that require an electrical outlet; models that can access the Internet; models that have cell phone capability or audio/video recording capability; models that have a digital audio/video player; models that have a camera or scanning capability. In addition, the use of hardware peripherals with an approved calculator is not permitted. † Calculator use is permitted on only some parts of these AP and CLEP exams.

LIST OF APPROVED GRAPHING CALCULATORS Casio FX-6000 series FX-6200 series FX-6300 series FX-6500 series FX-7000 series FX-7300 series FX-7400 series FX-7500 series FX-7700 series FX-7800 series FX-8000 series FX-8500 series FX-8700 series FX-8800 series

™FX-9700 series ™FX-9750 series ™FX-9860 series ™CFX-9800 series ™CFX-9850 series ™CFX-9950 series ™CFX-9970 series ™FX 1.0 series ™Algebra FX 2.0 series ™FX-CG-10 (PRIZM)

Hewlett-Packard HP-9G ™HP-28 series ™HP-38G ™HP-39 series ™HP-40 series ™HP-48 series ™HP-49 series ™HP-50 series

Sharp EL-5200 ™EL-9200 series ™EL-9300 series ™EL-9600 series** ™EL-9900 series

Radio Shack EC-4033 EC-4034 EC-4037

Other Datexx DS-883 Micronta Smart2

** The use of the stylus is not permitted.

Texas Instruments TI-73 TI-80 TI-81 ™TI-82 ™TI-83 ™TI-83 Plus ™TI-83 Plus Silver ™TI-84 Plus ™TI-84 Plus Silver ™TI-85 ™TI-86 ™TI-89 ™TI-89 Titanium

™TI-Nspire ™TI-Nspire CX ™TI-Nspire CM-C ™TI-Nspire CAS ™TI-Nspire CX CAS ™TI-Nspire CAS CX-C

Graphing calculator