Every now and then, the SAT uses a property of triangles that throws most for a loop. I like to call these triangles “Extreme Triangles”. So let’s imagine an isosceles right triangle. Remove the hypotenuse and you’ll get two line segments that meet at a right angle. Now, take the vertical segment and pull it […]

Functions can be daunting. Where do you plug in the number? Do you plug the equation in the function or the function in the equation? All of this might make you just want to unplug from the SAT altogether. But don’t despair. Let’s do a quick introduction to functions before ending with a challenge question. […]

Don’t take the long way The SAT is testing how you think, not how fast you can write. Yet students often do a question the long way, writing out as many numbers as possible. Instead, rely on logic and formulas, when applicable. Let’s take a look at the following question: How many numbers less than […]

1. Simulate test day conditions as much as possible Got a favorite song that just pumps you up? Always like to snack while studying? How about texting? We all like to text. Well, when you are at home taking a practice test, don’t. That’s right. Don’t text, sing, munch on Doritos or listen to […]

Here’s what you know: Circle with lines AC and AB AC = diameter Triangle base AB = 4 Circumference = 8pi Now watch the video and see if you solve the problem in 2 minutes! If you can, kudos to you. 🙂 If you get stuck, no worries! Keep watching the video, and I’ll guide […]

You may be the biggest Harry Potter fan ever, or you may have never read a single page of this saga of a boy wizard. I’m guessing, like 99% of people, you are somewhere in between. Well, even if you are a big fan of the series, you may not have known that each of […]

Every now and then, the SAT gets really diabolical and throws a coordinate geometry question without the coordinate plane. To make matters worse, the question is usually difficult to begin with—even if you had the plane. The key is to translate the information by drawing out a mini-coordinate plane. Remember, this is a timed test, […]

Many people learning English claim that our language is illogical. They’ll usually point the finger at spelling, saying that the laws are so irregular that they are not of much use. You might agree with them—somewhat. But in general, you’ve grown up spelling most words, so it’s not that big of a deal. But now—with […]

Welcome to the latest and greatest of the SAT Math Challenge problems :). This is a VERY tough series problem, so don’t be hard on yourself if you don’t get it the first time. Try your hand at a solution first, and then watch the video to see if you got the answer right. Leave […]