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Category: SAT Math Section

Chris Lele

New SAT Math Algebra Basics: Combining Like Terms

In order to do even rudimentary algebra, you’ll need to understand how to combine like terms and, if the question asks to solve for a variable, how to isolate that variable. Below is a quick review to help you with these basics.

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Chris Lele

SAT Math: Heart of Algebra

Important stuff first: 27 of the 58 questions or nearly half of the questions on SAT Math will be “Heart of Algebra” questions. Read on for what this means.

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Chris Lele

How the New SAT Math is Changing

The New SAT Math test has become less tricky, but you’ll see more multi-step problems, more word problems, and a no calculator section.

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Chris Lele

New SAT Video: SOHCAHTOA Part II

If you’ve watched the first part of this series (SOHCAHTOA: Part I), you might be asking yourself the following: Who cares what sine, cosine, and tangent stand for? The answer? YOU! This info will help you ace the new SAT and give you a leg up in your trigonometry class. Watch the video to learn!

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Chris Lele

New SAT Video: SOHCAHTOA Part I

Yes, there will be trigonometry on the new SAT. And while it won’t be easy, the trig covered on the redesigned SAT will be relatively basic, encompassing two main areas: the unit circle and sine, cosine, and tangent. Today, we’ll focus on one of the best tricks of trig: SOHCAHTOA. Enjoy the video!

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Chris Lele

New SAT Video: Exponents

Math Basics – Exponents You are likely to see a few exponents on the SAT. In order to have a chance on the harder questions, you’ll have to first know your basics. Once you are consistent at doing well on these, you want have to worry about exponents. The thing, though, is it is very […]

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Chris Lele

How is SAT Math Changing?

So here’s the big news: on the new SAT math section there will be trigonometry, imaginary numbers, and lots of heavy-duty algebra. The SAT even has a nifty name to encapsulate all these new comers to the test: Passport to Advanced Math.

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Todd Shively

The Language of Math

One of the most vital pieces of math information that I have given to students is not about math at all. It is about the language. The math section is not so much about math–as you know, you had covered most of the actual content by the time you were finished with ninth grade. What make this section especially difficult are the words of the question.

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Chris Lele

Changes to the SAT: The New SAT Math Section

One of the ways in which the SAT math is changing—and this is a big change—is that there are only four answer choices on the redesigned test. Wait? That’s the big change? Well, I should add that the three wrong answers out of those four are pretty wrong. In other words, there aren’t really sneaky […]

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Guest Author

Critical Thinking Strategies: The Case for SAT Math

Today, Dr. Gruber, renowned SAT expert and pioneer of the critical thinking strategies and skills necessary for standardized tests, shares 2 key strategies for tackling a tough SAT math problem. To begin, here’s an SAT problem that an enormous amount of students got wrong. In fact out of the 1,275,000 students who take the SAT, […]

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