The SAT test can be stressful and the weeks running up to it, even worse. But being prepared will help you feel more confident and relaxed as exam time approaches.
The SAT test can be stressful and the weeks running up to it, even worse. But being prepared will help you feel more confident and relaxed as exam time approaches.This slide set will give you a complete rundown of the key areas that the SAT math test covers. In addition, the slide set also includes some sample questions to help you become more familiar with what the exam will require you to know.
The SAT math exam is 70 minutes long. This can be broken down into two 25-minute sections and one 20 minute section. There are 54 questions in all - 44 of them are multiple choice and 10 are response questions.The questions on your maths paper will be based on a variety of topics which can be grouped into the following areas:
Number and operations
Algebra and functions
Geometry and measurement
Data analysis, statistics, and probability
In numbers and operations you will be required to answer 11-13 questions. These questions will cover just some of the following:
Properties of integers
Number lines
Squares and square roots
Fractions and rational numbers
Prime numbers
Sets
Logical reasoning
Algebra is usually one of the first topics that will be covered in Math as it provides the foundation of understanding for almost all of the other areas you will work on. The main areas you need to practice are:
Operations on algebraic expressions
Factoring
Exponents
Solving equations
Absolute value
Mind Maps provide the perfect overview of each of these sections and each node can go into more detail on what is required in the test.
There is much more to Geometry than simply using a compass and you will need to get used to that. Here’s what you need to know for your exam. There are 14-16 questions that cover the following areas:
Geometric notation
Points and lines
Angles in the plane
Triangles
Areas and perimeters
Coordinate geometry
Transformations and much more
In this section contains the fewest amount of questions at just 6-7. Some of the areas you will be required to understand include:
Data interpretation
Statistics
Elementary probability
Geometric probability