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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Structure of the SAT Math Section: Structure, Patterns & Scoring
Course SummaryUse this SAT Math study guide's video and text lessons and self-assessment quizzes to review and check your understanding of various basic math concepts, from algebra to statistics. This course was designed to help you study all the math topics you could expect to be tested on when sitting for the SAT Math college entrance exam.
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About This Course
The SAT is the most widely accepted tool used for college admissions in the U.S. and tests reading and writing, in addition to math. In order to prepare for the math portion, you can use the video lessons with practice quizzes in this course to review all the essential math topics, including numbers and operations, equations and expressions, and geometry and measurement, in addition to data analysis, statistics and probability.
Preparing & Registering for the SAT
The SAT is commonly taken by high school juniors in the spring, and many retake the test the following fall. However, the test is offered at least seven times throughout the year in the U.S. The cost of taking the test covers score reports for your high school, yourself and four schools. There's an extra fee for additional reports. Need-based fee waivers are available for those who qualify. On test day, you'll need your admission ticket, pencils, photo ID and approved calculator. For more information about calculators, you can see details on the SAT website.
Our course can help you review all the important math concepts for the test, in addition to giving you practice in answering some of the same kinds of questions you might encounter on the exam. Each video lesson is followed by a quiz that will help you gauge your understanding.
Scoring the SAT
SAT scores range on a scale from 200-800. If you earn 500 on the math portion, that means you scored as well as about half of the students who took that section of the test. Scores are normally available online about three weeks after taking the test.
SAT Math Section
Of the questions on the math portion of the test, about 80% are multiple choice, while approximately 20% will be student-produced response or 'grid-in' questions. Four domains are addressed in the math part of the SAT: numbers and operations (11-13 questions), algebra and functions (19-21), geometry and measurement (14-16) and data analysis, statistics and probability (6-7). The math portion of the SAT spans 70 minutes and consists of two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section. The math lessons in this prep course can aid your review of math concepts, help you become familiar with the math section of the SAT and give you practice in test-taking strategies for the various types of exam questions.
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