## Can I use a graphing calculator on the act

**Examinees may use any 4-function, scientific, or graphing calculator, as long as it is not on the prohibited list and it is modified** (see below), if needed. Examinees are encouraged to use a familiar calculator, but all problems may be solved without a calculator.

## What calculators are not allowed on the act

**ACT Calculators You Can't Use**

- Texas Instruments: All calculator model numbers beginning with TI-89 or TI-92. TI-Nspire CAS (NOTE: The TI-Nspire IS permitted as long as it is NOT marked as CAS, so double-check carefully to be sure)
- Hewlett-Packard: HP Prime. HP 48GII.
- Casio: ClassPad 400. ClassPad 300 or ClassPad 330.

## What should a student bring to the ACT test

**Bring:**

- Admission Ticket. Print a copy of your admission ticket to bring to the test center.
- Acceptable Photo identification. Acceptable photo identification is required to be admitted to the test center.
- Mask.
- Number 2 pencil.
- Watch.
- Calculator.
- Snacks.

## What type of math is on Act

The ACT Math Test usually breaks down into 6 questions types: **pre-algebra, elementary algebra, and intermediate algebra questions; plane geometry and coordinate geometry questions; and some trigonometry questions**.

## Can I bring a water bottle to the act

You are not allowed to eat in the test room, but you can eat outside of it during the breaks. A Bottle of Water: Keep hydrated during breaks. **Take your own bottle of water in case the test center does not have drinking fountains**.

## What calculators are not allowed on the ACT

**ACT Calculators You Can't Use**

- Texas Instruments: All calculator model numbers beginning with TI-89 or TI-92. TI-Nspire CAS (NOTE: The TI-Nspire IS permitted as long as it is NOT marked as CAS, so double-check carefully to be sure)
- Hewlett-Packard: HP Prime. HP 48GII.
- Casio: ClassPad 400. ClassPad 300 or ClassPad 330.

## Do ACT proctors check calculators

Technically, **you can answer all the test questions even without a calculator**. Some students even aced the ACT despite not using their calculator during the exam.

## Can you use a TI 30Xa on the ACT

Ideal for general math, pre-algebra, algebra I and II and general science. The TI-30Xa scientific calculator is **approved for use on SAT ^{®}, ACT^{®} and AP^{®} exams**.

## Is the TI-83 or TI-84 better

The TI-83, the base model, has 160 kilobytes (KB) of memory and 24 KB of RAM. The TI-84, sometimes referred to as the "TI-84 Plus," boasts 480 KB of memory but the same amount of RAM as the TI-83. However, **the TI-84 has twice the processing speed**.

## Can I use a TI 30 on the ACT

Exam acceptance

The TI-30XIIS™ scientific calculator is **approved for use on SAT ^{®}, ACT^{®} and AP^{®} exams**.

## What is an ACT approved calculator

Examinees may use **any 4-function, scientific, or graphing calculator**, as long as it is not on the prohibited list and it is modified (see below), if needed. Examinees are encouraged to use a familiar calculator, but all problems may be solved without a calculator.

## Is the Casio FX 991EX allowed in GCSE exams

The more advanced fx-991EX calculator will allow you to check answers to complex maths such as solving equations. It is also the calculator that can see you through to more advanced maths after GCSE. **Both calculators are allowed in GCSE exams**.

## Is Casio FX 9750GII allowed on SAT

Casio fx-9750GII Graphing Calculator

This graphing calculator **can be used on the PSAT, ACT, as well as the SAT** and can be used in a wide range of classes including Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Finance & Business.

## Which is the best calculator

**Whether you're a student, engineer, or medical professional, these are the best scientific calculators out there.**

- Best Overall: Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro Engineering/Scientific Calculator.
- Runner-Up, Best Overall: Casio FX-115ES Plus Engineering/Scientific Calculator.

## Can I use a TI 36X pro on the ACT

The TI-36X Pro scientific calculator is **approved for use on SAT ^{®}, ACT^{®}, and AP^{®} exams**.

## What calculators are allowed on the ACT 2020

Examinees may use **any 4-function, scientific, or graphing calculator**, as long as it is not on the prohibited list and it is modified (see below), if needed. Examinees are encouraged to use a familiar calculator, but all problems may be solved without a calculator.

## What do you bring to an ACT test

**Bring:**

- Admission Ticket. Print a copy of your admission ticket to bring to the test center.
- Acceptable Photo identification. Acceptable photo identification is required to be admitted to the test center.
- Mask.
- Number 2 pencil.
- Watch.
- Calculator.
- Snacks.

## How long does an ACT test take

The ACT is 3 hours long (technically 2 hours and 55 minutes). Including breaks, the exam takes **3 hours and 30 minutes** to complete. If you sign up for the optional essay (the ACT Plus Writing), the test clocks in at 3 hours and 40 minutes or just over 4 hours with breaks.