Calculator Applications

State Contest Director

David Bourell



Contest Changes


Integrating Calculator Applications into Classroom Instruction

Elements of the Contest

The Calculator Applications Contest involves a thirty-minute test comprised of 70 mathematical problems that are solved with a handheld calculator:

  • 35 numerical,
  • 21 stated,
  • 14 geometry.

Calculator Applications Overview Video

Additional Information

Subject Matter

Calculations involve addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, roots, powers, exponentiation, logarithms, trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, iterative solutions for transcendental equations, differential and integral calculus, elementary statistics and matrix algebra. In addition to straightforward calculation problems, the contest shall include geometric and stated problems similar to those found in recently adopted high school algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, pre-calculus and calculus textbooks, previous contests, and UIL materials related to the contest.

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