Understanding the Structure of the PSAT Math Section


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How many free-response questions are there on the PSAT math?

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1. Which of the following question types has a wrong-answer penalty on the PSAT math?

2. Are you allowed to use a calculator on the Math section of the PSAT?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The PSAT is a standard exam taken by high school students and this quiz/worksheet combo will prepare them for what to expect on the math section of the exam. You'll be assessed on the number of questions, their format and the time limit for the math section.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following aspects of the PSAT's math section:

  • Question types
  • Amount of questions
  • Number of sections
  • Time limit
  • Scoring

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - Use understanding of the concept that the questions get progressively harder
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as grid-in or free response
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the amount of questions in each section
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the most advantageous way to answer questions

Additional Learning

To learn more about the PSAT math section, review the accompanying lesson Understanding the Structure of the PSAT Math Section. This lesson will enable you to:

  • Define grid-in
  • Identify how many points the questions are worth
  • Understand the best way to get points on the math section
  • Identify the number of math sections
  • Know the amount of free-response questions