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SAT Math Prep

With two multiple-choice sections, the SAT Math section, or Quantitative Section, can be one of the most dreaded sections on the SAT. Fortunately, there are some tricks of the trade to make this test of mathematical endurance surmountable. From knowing what the most commonly tested math question types are to learning what to do when you’re not sure what to do, our SAT Math tips are certain to raise your score.

• Tip #1 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

For 11 years you've been trained to solve math problems the long way. "No shortcuts!" Mrs. Nicholas always ...

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• Tip #3 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

This is one of my favorite SAT strategies. It's true, I have favorite SAT strategies, but it's just such a good one and ...

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• Tip #4 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

Every SAT has a bunch of geometry questions. Many students panic, "I don't remember the million stupid postulates ...

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• Tip #5 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

In math class, learning about parallel lines can seem pretty tricky—alternate interior angles, corresponding ...

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• Tip #7 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

By the end of this Skill, you will have learned all that you need to know about angles for the SAT. That's great news ...

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• Tip #8 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

Students come into my office and say, "I can't do this question because I don't know what 'consecutive' ...

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• Tip #9 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

Here are three more math vocab terms. Memorize them, practice using them, and remember to underline them in questions. ...

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• Tip #46 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

This is something that you learned for maybe two classes, three years ago in Algebra I. But, for some reason, it's on ...

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• Tip #18 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

OK, I lied in the previous Skill. There is one important formula that is not provided in the info box. To find the area ...

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• Tip #44 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

Transformations (and functions) are the only topics from Algebra II on the SAT. Transformations begin with a ...

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Tip #49 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

Learning mantras is like learning martial arts. Practice until they become part of you, until you follow them naturally:...

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Tip #37 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

Remember remainders? Back in 5th grade you had this thing down. You learned it, put it up on the fridge, and ran out...

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Tip #48 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

You've now learned the 47 skills that you need for the SAT. The Math Mantras remind you what to do when, what that girl...

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Tip #17 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

The SAT does not ask you to memorize any formulas. That's right, no memorizing. Actually, they do expect you to know...

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Tip #40 to Get a Top SAT Math Score

The second type of sequence question has a repeating pattern, like 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3. … To solve this type, write out...

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