SAT II Math II Question

<p>The directions for the Math II test clearly state that programmable calculators are alright to use on the test, essentially saying that it's fine to put programs of formulas into your calculator.</p>

<p>My question is, will they care if I write down formulas on the body of my calculator? There are some formulas I can't type into my calculator and would really rather not memorize.</p>

<p>I'm guessing the answer to this is that they will care, but any knowledge is helpful.</p>

<p>They probably will care about writing on your calculator; however, from previous experiences, as long as you know how to use your TI-84 inside and out and know how to do basic algebra, geometry, trig, polar, and matrix questions you'll be fine. Make sure you know how to use matrixes on your calculator. When i took the test in may, i barely finished the test with 5 minutes to check. </p>

<p>From my experience, you won't have time to check formulas, either way, you dont need the more complex trig formulas, just know your law of sin, cosine, herons, and basic identities.</p>

<p>No. Somebody at my school did this on the AP Calculus exam a few years ago. His scores were invalidated. I couldn't imagine the rules being different for the SAT II exams.</p>

<p>What if you were to make your own programs to use? Would that be ok?</p>

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No. Somebody at my school did this on the AP Calculus exam a few years ago. His scores were invalidated. I couldn't imagine the rules being different for the SAT II exams.

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<p>Are you serious? There's no explicit rule against this, and how do they check your calculators?</p>

<p>I simply cannot believe that they will invalidate your score for using your own program on your calculator. How would they know?</p>

<p>The Barron's book for SAT Math II even teaches the student how to install programs on their calculator.</p>