Dear Mike,
Do you happen to know of TI-84 programs! If so, which ones do you recommend to have programmed into our TI-84s?

I think everyone should have a good Quadratic Formula program, but otherwise I think programs aren’t really worth the trouble for the SAT. Programs are most useful when 1) you have to do the same process over and over again, and 2) it’s time consuming or complicated.

The SAT asks a lot of different kinds of questions; it also tests single topics in many different ways. There just aren’t a lot of complex processes you need to repeatedly perform that the calculator won’t already do without a program. (I think, for example, that you should be good at graphing functions and finding intersections, but your calculator does that without a program.)

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