Digital SAT Calculator Use

Calculators are important tools. To succeed after high school, you'll need to know how—and when—to use them. The digital SAT Suite allows calculator use throughout the Math section, so you decide when it makes sense to use a calculator and when it won’t be as useful. This more accurately matches the way you use calculators in school and in the real world.

The Math section includes some questions where it’s better not to use a calculator, even though you're allowed to. In these cases, students who make use of structure or their ability to reason may be able to use their time more effectively than students who use a calculator.