Math help forum I am having a very hard time understanding SAT Questions.
Now when I am home trying to solve SAT problems I get in lots of problems, and usually in confusion. So does anybody have any suggestions?
I know I should post problems I don’t understand , but I feel like I am bothering the online community a little and I don’t want to get annoying.
So please guys post your common tips and other Solutions to this problem.
Tell me the Math score you received on your PSAT or last practice SAT and I'll give you some tips to get you started. If you don't want to post your score publicly, then you can send me a pm. And of course start posting your questions and we will help. The important thing is to be focusing on problems of the appropriate level. I could help you with this once you give me your score.
If you're worried about posting too many problems because you're going to annoy the helpers, let me just say this: if you're posting according to the rules, you simply won't annoy the helpers. We're here because we LIKE helping people with math. If, on the other hand, you break the rules a lot, you'll risk getting banned by a mod. So, know the rules, abide by the rules, and post away!
Keep Practicing. There are tricks given on how to solve problems in your SAT book. I remember using Barron's SAT 6 years ago when I took the SAT. All you need is practice, and as Plato said post those questions here..As long as you post questions with some effort or with the description of what exactly is confusing you, I don't think anyone would get annoyed.
I haven't taken the real PSAT yet (I'm in 10th grade), but when I took the practice PSAT, I got an 80 on math. It is probably a good idea for you to look into The Art of Problem Solving series (love that) or possibly pick up a Princeton Review book on the PSAT.
There are 3 Math sections, a 20 question multiple choice section, a 16 question multiple choice section, and an 18 question section that has 8 multiple choice questions and 8 grid-ins. When taking a practice test you want to attempt half the questions. So in the 20 question section you should answer about 10 questions. In the 16 question section you should answer about 8, and in the split section you should answer about 4 multiple choice and 3 or 4 grid ins.
SAT questions come in 5 Levels. When doing problems you want to work on Level 1, 2 and 3 problems. At this stage I strongly recommend that you do not work on any Level 4 or 5 problems.
Once you break a 400 on a practice test, we can go back and adjust these numbers.
For SAT level questions, I'm guessing you'll have quite a bit of algebra (solving basic equations), so those questions go in the Pre-Algebra and Algebra forum. If you have questions about right triangles, that'd probably go in the Trigonometry forum. And if you have questions about parallel lines, circles, general triangles, quadrilaterals, etc., that'd probably go into Geometry. Finally, if you have questions about analytic geometry, basic limits, manipulation of functions and their graphs, that'd most likely be Pre-Calculus. Just look at the subtitles for each forum when you click on the Forum button in the upper-left-hand corner. That'll give you a better idea.