Yes, in many instances. Many teachers allow students to use graphing calculators on in-class tests. Graphing calculators are permitted or even required on many college entrance exams and state exams.

## Do you need a TI-84 for college?

Some **engineering** schools have adopted this policy in all courses. … Many students will be familiar with the TI-83 or TI-84 from high school calculus classes. These calculators are still highly useful in college engineering courses and can be supplemented with computer programs when necessary.

## Are you allowed to use a calculator in college algebra?

On CLEP exam day, **test takers aren’t allowed to bring their own calculators into** the testing room. Only certain questions require this calculator. … Chemistry, College Algebra, and College Mathematics: A scientific (nongraphing) calculator, the TI-30XS MultiView, is available to students during these exams.

## Do you need a graphing calculator in university?

**You do not need a graphing calculator for any grade level** of math… Graphing calculators are at the discretion of the instructor, i.e. if your instructor requires it… But they’re not necessary.

## Why do teachers not allow calculators?

Based on my experience of tutoring math and working directly with math professors, the reason why teachers don’t let students use calculators is **because students focus more on answers than the meaning when they have calculators**. To be specific, high end calculators like graphing calculators or TI-Nspire.

## Why are CAS calculators banned?

Seven models of the TI-Nspire CAS are on the College Board’s list. The ACT, which competes with the College Board for test-takers, prohibits calculators with CAS functionality. … They say that **because the College Board needs to make the SAT seem accessible to people of all income levels**. …

## Do college students still use graphing calculators?

No. A graphing calculator is an investment that **a student can use year after year – in middle school**, high school and throughout college. Most TI graphing calculators, for example, come with upgradeable features and sizeable memory.

## What is the best calculator for college?

**The 9 Best Graphing Calculators of 2021**

- Best Overall: Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE. …
- Best Advanced: Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CX II CAS Color. …
- Best Value: Casio FX-9750GII. …
- Best for Calculus: Casio FX-9860GII. …
- Best for Algebra: Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus. …
- Best for High School: Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus.

## What grade can you use a calculator?

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study bans calculators for the grade 4 exam, but allows them at **grade 8**. But the National Assessment of Educational Progress permits calculators for some questions at grades 4, 8, and 12. On the SAT, scientific and graphing calculators are permitted.

## Do I really need a graphing calculator?

Beginning with first-year algebra, it’s appropriate to start using a graphing calculator, even though **it is rarely required**. Concepts such as basic function graphing, polynomials, quadratics, and inequalities are better visualized when students can both write out the equations and use an electronic input.