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Just because the holidays are rolling around does not mean you can skip your ACT and SAT prep! It's important to use your time off to focus on the test while you're not worrying about school work. And I'm here to help you out with a few Thanksgiving math questions to kickstart your day of family, football, and sweet, sweet gluttony.Read More
Remember when you were a kid and the box of Lucky Charms had a toy buried inside? Yeah, hold on to that memory, because thanks to advertising laws, most cereal manufacturers stopped offering such promotions in 2008. I sure wish law makers would at least allow cereal manufacturers to put toys in cereals with low sugar content, as I can't get my twins to even listen to the Snap! Crackle! and Pop! of Rice Krispies. But I guess that's for another blog on another day.Read More
Word problems notoriously cause students stress and anxiety on the ACT and the SAT. Since the test makers know this, you should plan to see word problems frequently, especially in questions involving percentages. But there are a couple of strategies to help you conquer your fears and attack percentage problems successfully.
Reflections. These Coordinate Geometry questions are a great way for the ACT and SAT to assess not just your knowledge of transformations, but your understanding of slope and the equation of a line. Let's look at what you need to know and then see how your skill set will be tested on the ACT and SAT.Read More
A popular type of ACT and SAT Math question involves averages, but does not appear to be about averages at all! Consider an example:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the writers of standardized tests assess the same concepts, over and over and over again. Test experts are able to become test experts for that very reason—there is a finite amount of material one needs to learn in order to master the ACT and the SAT. If you study a few dozen tests and find these predictable patterns, you could be an expert, too.
Similar triangles are like look-alike fathers and sons. A chip off the ol' block, the smaller son is a spitting image of his larger dad:Read More
Geometry has been relegated to only 10% of the SAT but it still composes 15% to 20% of the ACT. You may need to know the sum of the interior angle measurements of regular polygons on both tests, but no formulas are provided on either. So how should you prepare for these types of questions?Read More
Did you know that Geometry questions can make up 35% of the current SAT Math test? The new test, however, will focus less than 10% of the questions on Geometry. In honor of the last time the SAT will put so much emphasis on such a great, reasoning-based mathematical field, here are five common triangle tricks the test makers like to use in SAT math.Read More