About 33% of questions on SAT Math will be “Heart of Algebra” questions. Read on for what this means and some practice questions!
Looking for a little help prepping for the SAT Math section? In this video, Magoosh’s SAT expert Chris introduces the Work Formula and goes over several SAT practice questions to help you get comfortable with using the Work Formula on your own. Watch the embedded video below, or scroll down for a full video transcript. […]
This week, we will be going over the 4 topics that the SAT test makers have broken down the New SAT math section into.
Unlike the old SAT in which the concepts varied over tests, the New SAT is very specific about exactly the types of questions that you’ll see on test day. While this knowledge might seem academic, knowing how often a certain concept pops up will help you prioritize your prep time.
Below you’ll find some algebra practice questions like the ones you’ll find on the New SAT Math section.
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.
The SAT loves testing questions that rely on the FOIL method. A subset of algebra, FOIL relates to polynomials, and, unlike many other algebra sections, you cannot rely on plugging in (a method I otherwise encourage you to use often). Before I tell you exactly how to use FOIL, it is important that I tell […]