NumWorks for STAAR®

NumWorks meets the requirements of the STAAR® calculator policy!

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Use NumWorks on the following STAAR® exams:

  • Grade 8 Science
  • Grade 8 Mathematics
  • Algebra 1
  • Biology

Requirements for using NumWorks on STAAR® exams

To use your NumWorks on the STAAR® exams, you'll need to update your calculator and activate the STAAR exam mode.

The following features are turned off in STAAR exam mode:

  • Inequality graphing
  • Grapher details
  • Implicit plots
  • Simultaneous equation solver

How to update your calculator

Simply click the button below and follow the instructions. The update is performed directly from your web browser!

Update my calculator

How to activate STAAR exam mode

The STAAR exam mode must be engaged immediately before the examination and continue for the duration of the examination. Enabling STAAR exam mode will clear the calculator of all memory, data, and unofficial applications. To clear the memory at the end of the exam, press the Reset button in Settings or on the back of the device.

Why use NumWorks for STAAR® exams?

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