SAT I Prep: Mathematics

The SAT I has a Mathematics Section that is broadly divided into two question types: Problem Solving and Student Produced Response. The Math skills that you need are of basic standard that can be solved by a tenth grade student. What is interesting is that you may not need to learn a lot of formulae to crack this section. But this section is all about the way you think. It has Two sections of 25 Minutes and One section of 20 Minutes

Problem Solving

These are questions with multiple choices with normally five answer choices. There are usually 44 multiple-choice questions.

What does this section test?

As the name suggests, this sections tests your ability to apply math concepts in solving problems. Basically, this section tests applied math and data interpretation on basics of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and a few miscellaneous topics.

How can you prepare for this section?

  • Get your concepts of Math such as numbers and operations, algebra and functions, geometry and measurements, data analysis, statistics and probability.
  • This section requires a student to juggle a lot of information, combine multiple types of math, and perform multi-step calculations. Practise accordingly.
  • These questions require out-of-the-box thinking and problem solving. Practise approaches to simplify the problems.
  • Practise different strategies and learn to make judgment of which strategy is applicable when. This skill will be your biggest asset in PS.

Student-produced responses

This is a unique section, which will have 10 grid-in questions. You will not see any answer choice but you will be required to fill in the answer on a special grid. Visit the official website of SAT www.collegeboard.org and understand how to write answer in the grids. It has plenty of practice questions.

What does this section test?

This section tests a student’s ability to apply his/her knowledge of Math in solving a problem.

How can you prepare for this section?

  • Have a good look at the SAT official website and understand these questions.
  • Good news is that the test does not require you to memorize formulas. Commonly used formulas are provided in the test book at the beginning of each mathematics section. It is up to you to decide which formula is applicable for the given grid.
  • In order to answer these questions, remember that you need to write numbers range from 0 to 9999 (including decimals and fractions) on the grid.  You have to learn to write the form of the answer that they obtain naturally in solving the problem: Whole numbers; Fractions; Decimals.
  • Get your concepts of Math such as numbers and operations, algebra and functions, geometry and measurements, data analysis, statistics and probability.
  • Practise different strategies by solving as many grid-ins as you can to increase your speed while taking the test. 
SAT I Prep: Mathematics
SAT I Prep: Mathematics - By : | Date Published : 28-09-2016 | Category : Foreign Education |
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The SAT I has a Mathematics Section that is broadly divided into two question types: