## About the SAT Mathematics Section

## About the SAT Mathematics Section

Problem solving, modelling, using concepts strategically and using algebra patterns are emphasized in the Sat Mathematics exam.

The Sat Math exam asks you to apply the topics you know in different situations, instead of testing you from all math topics. The purpose of designing Sat Math questions is to reflect the mathematical problem solutions and models that you will use in your University math, Science and social courses, in your professional life, in your personal life.

To solve SAT Math questions, you will need to follow several steps.

Most Math questions are multiple choice, but some questions (grid in questions) will require you to write the answers yourself.

The math exam is divided into two parts: Math Test Calculator and Math Test No Calculator.

**SAT Mathematics section titles:**

**Heart Of Algebr**a is focused on Solutions of Equations and Systems of Equations.

**Problem Solving and Data Analysis** is focused on Word Problems and Statistics.

**Passport To Advanced Math** focuses on calculating and solving complex equations.

**Additional Topics in Math** focuses on Geometry, Trigonometry and other university topics.

## What Does the SAT Math Test Measure?

**Fluency:**

The SAT Mathematics test aims to provide you with fast, flexible, effective and strategic solutions, to solve problems quickly by using the most effective solution methods, and to demonstrate your competencies.

**Conceptual Understanding:**

You can demonstrate your competencies in performing mathematical operations, understanding concepts and establishing relations. For example, the Sat Math exam may ask you to make connections about properties, graphs, and interpretations of linear equations.

**Applications:**

The problems that will appear in the exam will ask you to develop your competencies in analyzing situations, identifying key components, expressing the problem mathematically and reaching a solution.

## SAT Mathematics Topics

- Linear Equations
- Systems Of Linear Equations
- Inequalities
- Rates, Ratios and Proportions
- Percentages and Percentage Problems
- Scatterplots, Graphs and Tables
- Two-Way Tables and Statistics
- Probability and Categorical Data
- Exponents and Radicals
- Polynomials and Factorization
- Rational Expressions and Rearranging Formulae
- Word Problems
- Functions and Function Notation
- Quadratic Equations and Their Graphs
- Imaginary Numbers
- Lines, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals and Polygons
- Similarity, Congruence and Proofs
- Circles
- 3-D Shapes
- Trigonometry

## Using Calculator

Calculators are very important tools that you should use both in your high school life and in your university life. In this respect, you need to know very well when and how to use the Calculator. In the exam, the calculator will help you solve equations and do simple operations, thus saving you time.

**Grid Questions:**

In the sat math exam, 22 percent of the questions consist of grid questions. Instead of choosing the correct answers from the options, you should write them in the blanks.