This is completely false, and in fact, it can often times be the opposite situation. The SAT tests tricky, straightforward math and covers the following math subject areas:
- Algebra II (but only on the hardest problems!)
In fact, many students who are in advanced math, such as calculus or AP statistics, can be at a disadvantage because it has been so long since they have looked at an arithmetic sequence or solved a basic coordinate geometry problem. The material is old and stale, and a serious dusting of cobwebs is required to sharpen the skills needed to lasso the SAT math.
And if you haven’t had “Algebra II,” don’t freak out and surrender—the SAT is manageable for everyone, with a little bit of practice. Only one to two “Algebra II” questions in a section appear, and usually require just a little bit of knowledge of a formula or two, which you can learn in record time.
The key to the SAT Math is practice, practice, practice. Knowing how to identify the SAT’s tricks and different ways to look at problems is the key to success in this section.
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