Quote from JKCMom
Hmmmm...I took the NET a couple months ago and was not allowed to use a calculator, just scratch paper.
Us too (I took it a year ago). It actually seems unfair to allow the calculator. If they want to see how well you do on basic math, it seems to defeat the purpose. I could understand if it were higher level algebra or complicated formulas, but not for basic math and conversions.
And really, with the type of math on the NET, a basic function calculator is really all that *IS* needed.
I'm very sorry about your disappointment on the test, but I think the problem doesn't lie with their testing practices. It sounds like perhaps your basic math skills need a little brushing up. Really, that is not a test that would require more than a basic function calculator (add, subtract, multiplication, division), and if you did poorly in spite of having one, then it would serve you well to take a remedial math course and then try again with the test at a later date.