The TI-84 Plus is the most widely used calculator on the ACT and the best version is the TI-84 Plus CE. Click the button below to see it on Amazon. One of the most common students ask before taking the ACT is, “Can I use my calculator on the test?” The answer is yes… but be careful. You do have to be careful to stick with the ACT’s list of approved calculators.
Don’t forget to check my list of calculators for the ACT. Here are the ACT Dates for 2018-19: Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Score Release Sept 8, 2018 March 9, 2018 Aug 3, 2018 Sept 18, Oct 2, 2018 Oct 27, 2018 Sept 21, 2018 Oct 5, 2018 Nov 6, Nov 20, 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Nov 16, 2018 Dec 18, 2018, Jan 1, 2019 Feb 9, 2019 Jan 4, 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Feb 19, Mar 5, 2019 Apr 13, 2019 Mar 8, 2019 Mar 22, 2019 Apr 23, May 7, 2019 June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 17, 2019 June 18, July 2, 2019 July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019 June 21, 2019 July 23, Aug 6, 2019 On the score release, the first date is the date the multiple choice and the second is the full results.
UPDATE: Since this post, I’ve done full Kaplan ACT & SAT Prep review. Kaplan has announced they are discounting their “Classroom Anywhere” classes for ACT and SAT prep in September and October. It is a $100 discount from their normal cost of $499. The discount ends on October, so you must enroll by October 31 to take advantage of the special price. You will also need to follow the link above and use the discount code “100AW” to get the discount.
Kaplan is one of the best known names in test prep classes for getting students the extra ACT and SAT practice they need. What is probably less known is that Kaplan now offers online test prep in addition to the traditional classroom courses that they have offered for decades. If you’re anxious about the math test (or any part really) on the SAT or ACT, you might want to consider taking advantage of this type of service for some extra math practice for the test.
UPDATE: Since this post, I’ve more posted a more recent review of Kaplan ACT & SAT Prep. When you’re prepping for the SAT or ACT, one of the best things you can do to improve your score is work on practice math problems. Kaplan is now providing a free tool for getting ACT or SAT practice problems online. Kaplan’s SAT Quizbank and ACT Quizbank allow students to get practice test problems with a lot of flexibility.
One of the rules students tend to overlook for the ACT and SAT is the backup calculator rule. Both tests allow you to bring a backup subject only to the rule that you can’t have both calculators out at once. This means as long as you’ve got one of the calculators under your desk, you are completely within the rules. This is a rule you really can’t afford to overlook for two reasons: