SAT Math: Strategy for Approaching the Math Section


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How many answer choices do multiple choice questions on the math portion of the SAT have?

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1. What's the first thing that a student should do when faced with a multiple choice question?

2. Larry is taking the SAT. On a grid-in question, he gets the answer 2/10. What answer should he put in the grid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The math section of the SAT isn't your average math test; it's important to have a sound strategy in place when you take it. This quiz will have you recall important parts of this strategy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This SAT math strategy quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall the number of answer choices in multiple-choice questions
  • Identify the first step in answering a multiple-choice question
  • Understand how to answer grid-in questions
  • Know the section in which showing your work is most important
  • Recognize when to use a calculator

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most pertinent information from the lesson on SAT math strategy
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if a statement regarding your SAT strategy is true or not
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about the use of a calculator on the exam

Additional Learning

The lesson SAT Math: Strategy for Approaching the Math Section covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how to use answer choices to your advantage
  • Examine the importance of showing your work
  • Review samples problems to demonstrate showing work