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# Looking for Suggestions on SAT Math Topics to Focus On

Hi guys! So, math is definitely not my strongest area, and I'm a bit concerned about it for the SAT. Are there any specific topics that are heavily tested in the SAT Math? Or, is there anything in particular you guys found tricky? Thanks for any advise!

a month ago

Absolutely, there are a few areas in the SAT Math section that are emphasized more than others. The main categories of questions can be broken down into the following: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, Passport to Advanced Math, and Additional Topics.

1. Heart of Algebra: This concept mainly deals with linear equations and systems. Make sure you are comfortable with writing, interpreting, and solving linear function equations.

2. Problem Solving and Data Analysis: This section involves a bit of statistics and basic probability, understanding ratios, rates, and proportional relationships, and interpreting scatterplots and other graphic representations of data.

3. Passport to Advanced Math: This involves understanding of the structure of expressions and the ability to analyze, manipulate, and rewrite these expressions. Expect questions dealing with quadratic equations and inequalities.

4. Additional Topics: This covers geometry and trigonometry. Familiarize yourself with the properties of circles, triangles, angles, and trigonometric functions.

Also, remember that the SAT is now fully digital and there is no distinct 'no calculator' section, so you can use your calculator throughout! It's usually a good idea to brush up on how to do various functions on your calculator, especially dealing with fractions and square roots, as that could save you some manual calculation work.

Hope this sets you on the right path! Good luck with your studying.

a month ago

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