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.
The new SAT will ask students to use the quadratic formula. This means you must memorize it. Watch the video for everything you need to know about the quadratic formula!
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.
SAT Passport to Advanced Math questions test the skills that lead into the stuff you’ll be doing in calculus and pre-calculus. Check out these practice questions!
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.
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.
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 […]
The good news: the algebra tested on the SAT is pretty straightforward. The bad news: if you are not up on your basics, then you are in trouble. Below, is the one major tip that will help you solve almost any algebraic problem you encounter. Balancing the equation In an algebra equation, in which […]