Originally posted by btgoanna:
A slightly dissenting opinion
SAT and PSAT allow for many different calculators - but ACT has a different list.
I chose to get my kids the best possible - i.e. TI NSPIRE CAS.
This is allowed on SAT but not ACT.
This calculator has a CAS (Computer algebra System) that can solve Algebra problems symbolically. i.e. They could do the problems in the calculator and it gives correct answers.
In some ways this is cheating - BUT others could be using it , so why not give your kid all the advantages you can.
I would also get it early so they learn how to use it to fullest advantage.
Expensive compared to TI 84 - BUT it will last throughout high school.