**Happy Sunday - HP Prime Update (Firmware 13441), SAT**

Happy Sunday!

**HP Prime Update – Firmware 13441**

The current firmware is now version 13441. According to the release notes, Firmware
13441 addresses and corrects any problems that were present in version 13333,
including empty lists in geometry, EXPR and nested arguments, and DIMGROB
issues.

Links to get the new firmware and Connectivity Kit:

Alternatively: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/calculators/Prime/

**Next Week – I Tackle the SAT**

I am going to tackle some practice SAT math questions,
particular from the Mathematics Level 2.
It’s been about 23 since I took the SAT (for real), so a lot has changed
over the years. The SAT now allows
graphing calculators on the test, and if you check out the SAT page, the
College Board is really open to what type of calculator students can use now. Only calculators with QWERTY keyboards, using
styluses (on the Casio Classpad or Sharp EL-9600c), and calculator apps are
no-nos. (No iOS, Android, TI-92 Plus)

Here is the SAT’s current calculator policies: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/calculator-policy

Graphing calculators are now allowed on the SAT (on the tests that allow calculators) (L-R: TI-84 Plus CE, HP Prime, Casio fx-CG50) |

Also the SAT is now offered seven times year. I don’t remember if the SAT was offered that
frequently back in the early 1990s when I was in high school.

This is a challenge for me to see if I still can answer some
SAT level questions.

To all those who are taking the SAT (and/or other college entrance
exams) this year: best of luck and much success!

**Spam: It Sucks**

Lately the comments section of this blog has been hit by a
lot of spam. I am policing the comments
sections posted on the blog. If you are
going to comment, please keep your comments about the topic. If people were interested in casinos or
printer repairs, they would look for that instead of coming here.

Much thanks to those who post legitimate comments, it is
much appreciated.

Thank you,

Eddie

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