A bonus holiday present! A special SAT Math and ACT Math post from our senior curriculum developer (and VP!), Jon Denning. He’ll help you get into the test prep spirit with a little winter break math. We hope you have a wonderful holiday. Gift Wrapping WringerYour dad loves sushi, so you bought him some 10-inch personalized […]

## ACT and SAT Math Tips: Thanksgiving Day Drills

Just because the holidays are rolling around does not mean you can skip your ACT and SAT prep! You can use your time off this week to focus on the test while you’re not worrying about other school work. Here are a few Turkey Day math questions to kick start your day of family, football, […]

## ACT and SAT Math Tips: Translating Percent Questions

You know the old math class argument we all attempted to use to get out of learning the quadratic equation, sine and cosine, and symbolic functions: “When am I ever going to use this in the real world?” I’ve been existing in that real world for a good chunk of time now, and aside from […]

## ACT and SAT Math Tips: Average Questions in Disguise

Test makers like to be tricky, because sneaky questions separate the students who comprehend a concept and those who have just memorized a formula they do not understand. We see examples of these tricky questions on the ACT and SAT in hidden triangles, “fake” quadratic equations, systems of equations, and many more concepts, including today’s […]

## ACT and SAT Math Tips: Squares and Circles

If you see a square inscribed in a circle on the ACT or SAT, the test makers are assessing your knowledge of 45:45:90 triangles. What? Huh? The question is about squares and circles, not triangles! Listen closely, my ACT and SAT cohorts: Hidden triangles are often the key to solving the most difficult geometry questions. […]

## ACT and SAT Math Tips: Symbols and Functions

When I teach ACT and SAT classes, I find that the most intimidating math topic is always the Symbolic Function. The complaints are inevitable: “But I don’t know what an upside down triangle even means!” or “I’ve never seen this in school!” or “Does a star inside of a circle mean multiply? I just don’t […]