SAT Test Structure
The new SAT has
three math sections: 2 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section.
Each section presents both
multiple-choice and 'grid-in' questions. Questions are
presented in order of difficulty, by type. That means
that if questions 1 through 5 are multiple choice and
questions 6 through 10 are grid-ins, question 1 will be the
easiest of the multiple choice questions, and question 5 the
hardest; and question 6 will be the easiest grid-in, and
question 10 the hardest.
Review your math
skills as necessary
The SAT math sections draw on basic mathematical skills
from first year algebra and geometry, plus some basic concepts from second year
algebra. If you
have not taken calculus or statistics, don't worry. The SAT does not ask
questions that require those skills. See our books section for
suggestions if you feel the need to review the math concepts covered in the
problem solving section.
A note about the
You may already know that
the SAT test writers include reminders of some of the most common mathematics formulas in the test book, such as how to determine the area of a triangle, Pythagorean relationship, etc.
These can be helpful references, but DO NOT place too much emphasis on them. If your math skills are rusty, you
will still want to do a review on your own,
well before you take the exam. There are many other
helpful formulas and hints you should know besides those printed in the test
booklet - such as the rule that an odd number multiplied by another odd number
always equals an odd number, etc.
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