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Course SummaryGetting ready to tackle the PSAT Math Test? Make the most of your preparation and study any time with our mobile friendly review course. Our quick video lessons cut those tricky topics down to size, and a quiz at the end of each one can help you stay ahead of the game.
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About This Course
The PSAT - Math Test covers a lot of ground, and while the material may be familiar to you, it can still be a lot to take in at once. In this study guide, the big topics are broken down into fast and fun video lessons, and repeatable lesson quizzes let you check your skills every step of the way. Because everything is available online, you can practice any time! Avoid any nasty surprises on test day by reviewing with our guide, which includes:
- Numbers and basic operations
- Expressions and equations (including quadratics)
- Rational expressions and exponents
- Working with inequalities and functions
- Ratios, rates and proportions
- Geometry and trigonometry
- Calculating probability and analyzing data
- A special section about the test itself--how to register, what you need to bring, and more!
About the Exam
Every year, high school students across the United States sit for the PSATs, which assess academic performance and college readiness. The PSAT takes about two hours and 45 minutes total, during which you'll be tested in two areas: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (which is divided into a reading test and a writing test), and Math. The math section alone has a maximum time of 70 minutes, with 48 questions to answer. These questions are designed to be more relevant to the problems you'll encounter in everyday life. Most are multiple choice, but some questions will require a written answer (called a ''grid-in''). You may also use a calculator during one part of the test. The math section has a maximum score of 760, while the entire test has a maximum score of 1520.
PSAT - Math Test Preparation and Registration
Use this study guide for a solid introduction or review of all the subjects you'll find on the PSAT - Math Test. With our comprehensive series of video lessons, you'll review the basics--like numbers, operations, linear algebra and other simple equations and expressions. Gradually, you'll work your way towards more advanced mathematical constructs like rational and exponential expressions, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics. If you need extra practice, a quiz at the end of each lesson offers you the opportunity to demonstrate what you've learned. This makes it easy and fun to study your way, whether you need to spend extra time on a certain subject, or you're just looking for quick refresher course.
Your school will let you know when and where you'll be taking the PSATs. Chances are, you'll take it at your own school, either during the fall or early spring. You may have to pay a small fee, but your school may cover some or all of the costs. On test day, you only need to bring your own #2 pencils, your calculator and a school ID (or other official photo ID). You may bring a graphing or scientific calculator, but Internet devices like tablets or mobile phones are not allowed. If you require accommodations for a disability, they must be approved in advance, even if you already receive these accommodations at school.
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