Calculator Apps

“Show your work, show your work. No credit unless you show your work.” Sounds familiar, right? Well, on standardized tests like the SAT and ACT you don’t have to show your work. In fact, you can’t. All that matters is bubbling in the correct answer. So the best way to solve a problem is the easiest way and not necessarily the way your math teacher would want you to do it. Having the right programs on your calculator can both save you time and from making costly algebra errors. So work smarter and not harder!

PrepMatters has developed a set of tools to help our clients make the best use of their TI calculators when taking the SAT. Of course, PrepMatters regularly checks the College Board Calculator Policy to be certain that our tools comply with SAT rules.

The easiest way for clients to get the app is to swing by the office and we’ll link it directly to your calculator. If you’re working with us from afar, though, we’re happy to share the tool with you. Just do the following:

1. Download TI Connect

Download the TI Connect tool for your computer, follow the install directions, and launch the software.

TI ConnectTM for Windows
TI ConnectTM for Mac

2. Download Calc Programs

Download Calculator Apps, unzip the files, and open the folder containing them.

3. Connect Calculator

Connect your calculator to your computer using the USB cord that came with your calculator. In the TI Connect program, click “TI Device Explorer” and select your calculator.

4. Install Files

Drag the files from the folder into which you downloaded them into the Applications folder under Flash/Archive in the TI Device Explorer directory for your calculator.

We’re also working on more info for more app to suit your needs!