Graphing Calculators for AP Precalculus
The AP Precalculus Exam requires using a graphing calculator on Part B of Section I Multiple Choice and Part A of Section II Free Response.
Graphing calculators for AP Precalculus must be able to:
 Perform calculations (e.g., exponents, roots, trigonometric values, logarithms)
 Graph functions and analyze graphs
 Generate a table of values for a function
 Find real zeros of functions
 Find points of intersection of graphs of functions
 Find minima/maxima of functions
 Find numerical solutions to equations in one variable
 Find regressions equations to model data (linear, quadratic, cubic, quartic, exponential, logarithmic, sinusoidal, and plotting residuals)
 Perform matrix operations (e.g., multiplication, finding inverses)
 Note: Unit 4 (Functions Involving Parameters, Vectors, and Matrices) is not assessed on the AP Exam.
Technology should not replace the development of symbolic manipulation skills. When algebraic expressions and equations are accessible with precalculuslevel algebraic manipulation, students are expected to find zeros, solve equations, and calculate values without the help of technology. Most of the AP Exam will need to be completed without the use of technology. However, selected multiplechoice and freeresponse questions will require students to use a graphing calculator to complete the tasks delineated above.
Accessible technology that has the capabilities expected for AP Precalculus is available for students who are blind or visually impaired. This technology should be used during the course, and an accommodation request to use this technology on the AP Exam must be made through the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).
Approved Calculators for the AP Precalculus Exam
The graphing calculators listed below—a subset of the full list of approved calculators—have the expected builtin capabilities for AP Precalculus.
Casio 


FX9750 series (G Plus, GA Plus, GII, GIII, and later) 
FXCG20 series 
FX9860 series 
FXCG50 
CFX9850 series 
FXCG500 
CFX9950 series 
Graph35 series 
CFX9970 series 
Graph75 series 
FX 1.0 series 
Graph95 series 
Algebra FX 2.0 series 
Graph100 series 
FXCG10 

HewlettPackard 


HP Prime 
NumWorks 


NumWorks with Software Version 19.3 and higher 
Sharp 


EL9900 series 
Texas Instruments 


TI83 
TINspire 
TI83 Plus 
TINspire CX 
TI83 Plus Silver 
TINspire CX II 
TI84 Plus 
TINspire CX IIT 
TI84 Plus CE 
TINspire CMC 
TI84 Plus CE Python 
TINspire CAS 
TI84 Plus Silver 
TINspire CX CAS 
TI84 Plus C Silver 
TINspire CX II CAS 
TI84 Plus T 
TINspire CX IIT CAS 
TI84 Plus CET 
TINspire CMC CAS 
TI84 Plus CET Python Edition 
TINspire CXC CAS 
TI89 Titanium 
TINspire CX IIC CAS 
Only graphing calculators from the full list of approved calculators are permitted on the AP Precalculus Exam. Students may bring any graphing calculator on the approved list to the exam—any model within each series is acceptable.
This information is current as of February 2023.