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Calculators (Students are responsible for bringing a calculator)
WorkKeys recommends the use of calculators for the Applied Mathematics test. No problem on the test requires the use of a calculator; however, it is generally to your advantage to use one.
• You decide whether to use a calculator on the Applied Mathematics test. If you regularly use one in class or when doing your homework, it makes sense to use one on the test. But if you aren’t comfortable using a calculator, you may decide not to use one on the test. You can always bring one and decide not to use it. Pack it the night before so you won’t forget it in the morning.
• We recommend that you use a calculator that you are used to—as long as it is not one of the kinds that are not permitted. Using a more powerful calculator that you are not familiar with is unlikely to give you an advantage over the kind you normally use.
You may use any four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator, unless it has features described in the Prohibited Calculators list. For models on the Calculators Permitted with Modification list, you will be required to modify some of the calculator's features.
The following types of calculators are prohibited:
• calculators with built-in computer algebra systems
Prohibited calculators in this category include:
► Texas Instruments: All model numbers that begin with TI-89 or TI-92 and the TI-Nspire CAS—
Note: The TI-Nspire (non-CAS) is permitted.
► Hewlett-Packard: HP 48GII and all model numbers that begin with HP 40G, HP 49G, or HP 50G
► Casio: Algebra fx 2.0, ClassPad 300, and all model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G
• handheld, tablet, or laptop computers, including PDAs
• electronic writing pads or pen-input devices—Note: The Sharp EL 9600 is permitted.
• calculators built into cell phones or any other electronic communication devices
• calculators with a typewriter keypad (letter keys in QWERTY format)—Note: Letter keys not in
QWERTY format are permitted additional information visit: