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Course SummaryBefore you take the SAT Mathematics Level 1 subject test, review all the topics you'll see on the exam with this self-paced test prep course. Our short video lessons and quizzes make an excellent, mobile-friendly study guide you can use to review basic math concepts and earn your best possible score on the test.
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About the Course
If you plan to pursue a math-based major, such as mathematics, economics, engineering or computer programming, earning a high score on the SAT Mathematics Level 1 subject test could help you stand out among other college applicants. This hour-long test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions covering four content areas: numbers and operations, algebra and functions, geometry and measurement, and data analysis, statistics and probability.
You can review for the SAT Mathematics Level 1 subject test by completing this online course. Our video lessons range in topic from basic arithmetic calculations through the basics of trigonometry. You'll learn to determine square roots, evaluate simple algebraic expressions and simplify expressions with exponents. Other lessons cover polynomials, functions, rational expressions and complex numbers, as well as the following topics:
- Decimals and percentages
- Algebraic linear equations and inequalities
- Sequences and series
- Exponentials and logarithms
- Perimeter, area and volume
- Lines and angles
- Solid and plane geometry
- Probability and statistics
The SAT Mathematics Level 1 subject test is intended for high school students who have completed at least one year of geometry and two years of algebra. If you've taken more advanced math classes, including trigonometry and/or precalculus, the SAT Mathematics Level 2 subject test might be a better choice for you.
SAT Mathematics Level 1 Preparation & Registration
This SAT Mathematics Level 1 preparation course features dozens of brief video lessons that make the review process easy and fun. You can test your mastery of each concept by completing our short multiple-choice quizzes, which are designed to familiarize you with the SAT format.
The SAT Mathematics Level 1 subject test is offered in January, May, June, October, November and December. You can register for the test online through the College Board website or by mail; registration closes approximately one month prior to the test date. The day of the test, you'll need to bring your admission ticket, a photo ID, two No. 2 pencils and an eraser with you to your testing site. You also can bring a graphing, scientific or 4-function calculator.
SAT Mathematics Level 1 Scoring
Your score will be available online approximately three weeks after your test date. It also will be sent to up to four colleges or universities of your choosing, which you can indicate during the registration process.
The SAT Mathematics Level 1 subject test is scored on a scale of 200-800. Your score report will include your percentile rate, which indicates how your performance compared to that of other college-bound students, as well as your subscore, reported on a scale of 20-80, for each of the following content areas:
Numbers and Operations
Operations, ratios and proportions are covered by this section, which makes up 10-14% of the SAT Mathematics Level 1 subject test. Other questions focus on counting and elementary number theory, as well as matrices and sequences. You'll also have to solve problems involving complex numbers.
Algebra and Functions
Questions in this section, which comprises 38-42% of the test, center on expressions, equations and inequalities. You'll also need to demonstrate an understanding of linear, polynomial, rational and exponential functions and show that you can use representations to communicate mathematical ideas and solve math problems.
Geometry and Measurement
This content area also makes up 38-42% of the SAT Mathematics Level 1 subject test. Questions focus on plane Euclidean and coordinate geometry, as well as trigonometry. You'll also face questions on 3-dimensional geometry, which might require you to determine the surface area and volume of cones, pyramids, spheres and other 3-D figures.
Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
As the smallest content area on the test, this section comprises 8-12% of the questions. You'll need to be able to calculate the mean, median and mode of a range of numbers, as well as determine the interquartile range. Questions also might cover graphs and plots and least squares regression.
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