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Many of the concepts on SAT Math you'll learn in your math classes in school. The concepts that are tested on the Math portion of the SAT are **unique and specific.**

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The VERY first step in preparing for the math section of the SAT should be familiarizing yourself with exactly what's on it.

Whatever math class you're taking in school, **you should be able to conquer the SAT math topics with the right approach to test prep.**

**NEW SAT Math Format**

The Math section focuses on the areas of math that play the biggest role in college and career success:

- Algebra
- Advanced Math
- Problem-Solving and Data Analysis
- Geometry and Trigonometry

THERE ARE 44 PROBLEMS IN 70 MINUTES (two 35-minute modules).

Like the Reading and Writing section, the Math section is divided into 2 modules. Over the course of the Math section, you’ll answer multiple-choice and student-produced response questions that measure your fluency with, understanding of, and ability to apply the math concepts, skills, and practices that are most essential.

Approximately 30% of Math questions are set in context. These in-context ("word") questions require you to consider a science, social studies, or real-world scenario and apply your math skills and knowledge, along with an understanding of the context, to determine the answer to each.

Types of Math Tested

The math questions are divided into four categories. Questions from all four categories appear in each test module. Across each module, questions are arranged from easiest to hardest, allowing you to have the best opportunity to demonstrate what you know and can do.

**I.** __ Algebra __13–15

Algebra measures the ability to analyze, fluently solve, and create linear equations and inequalities as well as analyze and fluently solve equations and systems of equations using multiple techniques.

Algebra includes the following types of questions:

- Linear equations in 1 variable
- Linear equations in 2 variables
- Linear functions
- Systems of 2 linear equations in 2 variables
- Linear inequalities in 1or 2 variables

II. __ Advanced Math __13–15

Advanced Math focuses on the math you'll need to pursue further study in disciplines such as science or economics and for career opportunities in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

The Advanced Math area measures skills and knowledge central for progression to more advanced math courses, including demonstrating an understanding of absolute value, quadratic, exponential, polynomial, rational, radical, and other nonlinear equations.

Advanced Math includes the following types of questions:

- Equivalent expressions
- Nonlinear equations in 1 variable
- Systems of equations in 2 variables
- Nonlinear functions

III. __ Problem-Solving and Data Analysis __5–7

Problem-Solving and Data Analysis measures the ability to apply quantitative reasoning about ratios, rates, and proportional relationships; understand and apply unit rate; and analyze and interpret one- and two-variable data.

This group of skills is about being quantitatively literate and demonstrating a command of the math that resonates throughout college courses, career training programs, and everyday life.

Problem-Solving and Data Analysis includes the following skills and knowledge testing points:

- Ratios, rates, proportional relationships, and units
- Percentages
- One-variable data: distributions and measures of center and spread
- Two-variable data: models and scatterplots
- Probability and conditional probability
- Inference from sample statistics and margin of error
- Evaluating statistical claims: observational studies and experiments

**IV.** __ Geometry and Trigonometry__ 5–7

Geometry and Trigonometry-measure the ability to solve problems that focus on the following:

- Area and volume formulas
- Lines, angles, and triangles
- Right triangles and trigonometry
- Circles

To truly prepare for the math section of the SAT, you should make sure to review all of these topics. Some problems, furthermore, will **integrate topics and require you to apply multiple skills and concepts as you work toward a solution.** Multi-step problems are prevalent throughout the math section.

In addition to understanding content and format of the SAT Math section, there are some **key features you should know about.**

**Multi-Step Problems**

You may notice that several of the problem types state that they require multiple steps to solve. While wording of math questions should be straightforward, the thinking and calculations required will be relatively involved. To prepare, you'll especially want to focus on **TIME MANAGEMENT **and working quickly and efficiently.

To solve a word problem, you may have to combine skills from one more than one content area or **use several steps to get to your answer.** Word problems may present a long scenario, and you'll need to figure out what data to use and what concepts to apply to get to your answer.

**Emphasis on "Real World" Applications**

According to College Board, much of its purpose behind redesigning the SAT was to make the test more closely **aligned with classroom learning and real world skills.** As a result, the math section won't feature too many abstract reasoning questions.

Instead, the **word problems will be grounded in realistic situations.** Some may ask you to calculate gas left in a car's gas tank or the conversion of money from one country's currency to another. Most word problems will present scenarios that you might encounter in your life.

**Calculator fluency**, or knowing how and when to use your calculator effectively, is an important skill on the SAT math. **THE COLLEGE BOARD** says, "*Calculators are important tools, and...you'll need to know how - and when - to use them...The calculator is, like any tool, only as smart as the person using it. The Math Test includes some questions where it's better not to use a calculator, even though you're allowed to*."

So you definitely won't need one on the shorter "no calculator" section, and you **may not even need one on many of the problems in the longer "calculator" section.** Answering lots of practice questions can help you get better at deciding when a calculator would be helpful and when it would just slow you down.

**Working together, YOU will ROCK THE MATH PORTION OF THE SAT!**

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If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.

**— Galileo Galilei**

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