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Take a simulated Math portion of the SAT (before Spring 2016) and estimate your score.

3,330 students enrolled

Created by
Charles Breiling

Last updated 12/2014

English

- 2 hours on-demand video
- 4 Articles
- 7 Supplemental Resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV

- Certificate of Completion

What Will I Learn?

- Work your way through an entire practice SAT Math test, 54 questions in all.
- Feel more confident when taking the math portion of the actual SAT (before Spring 2016)
- Know an estimate (from 200 to 800) of your score on Math portion of the SAT.

Requirements

- Students should have a decent background in Algebra and Geometry.
- Paper and pencil are essential, for you will be working math problems throughout the Walkthrough.
- For the best experience, you should be able to print PDF files (the test sections and the bubble-in answer sheet), to best simulate the test conditions of the actual test.
- You will need a kitchen timer or timing app to accurately time each test section. Remember that you don't have a lot of time per section in the actual test!

Description

This course is designed to simulate as closely as possible the experience of taking the Math portion of the SAT. (Please note that this course does NOT cover the redesigned SAT to be launched in Spring 2016.)

Like the Math SAT, this course has three main sections, each with about 20 questions, from easy to hard, and can be taken in several different ways:

**"Test Conditions"**This means that you'll print out a 4-page test booklet for each section, and a bubble-in answer sheet, then you'll set a timer for about 20 minutes, and get to work. When the timer goes off you can grade your test and estimate your score for that section. If you get any problems wrong, you can watch only the videos for those problems, as you choose.**"Problem Videos"**Or you can simply take this course one problem video at a time. In the first few seconds of each video, you're asked to click pause with the problem on-screen. Try to solve the problem on your own, then when you're done (or if you're stumped), you can click play to see if you got the answer right. The video then will have a one to two minute explanation of the solution, and some of these solutions have a mini math lesson built in!

This course has several features to provide maximum flexibility.

**Are you a smartphone or tablet user?** If so, or if you don't have access to a printer, there is a **slideshow version** of each of the three sample test sections, where each problem appears full-screen. Simply swipe to go to the next problem, while working on your loose-leaf paper.

**Do you want to estimate your SAT Math score?** If you choose do a test section under "test conditions" then you can get a rough estimate of your SAT Math score by counting how many problems you got right and got wrong in that one section, then using the score conversion table at the end of the section.

**Do you want a more accurate estimate?** Simply take **all three** test sections under test conditions. Then, at the very end of the course, there's an automated spreadsheet that will compute a pretty accurate SAT Math score for you. All you need to do is enter how many questions you answered correctly, and how many multiple choice answers you got wrong, from each of the three sections, and the spreadsheet will do the rest.

Aside from sitting down with an actual SAT Math coach and taking a full practice SAT Math test, you'll get an excellent experience taking this course: SAT Math Walkthrough #1.

Who is the target audience?

- This course is designed for students who are getting ready to take the SAT (before Spring 2016), and want to practice on math questions from easy to hard.
- This course is NOT for you if you're trying to prepare for the new SAT, to be launched in Spring 2016.
- This course is also NOT for you if you want practice in the Reading or Writing portions of the test. This course is math only.

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Curriculum For This Course

69 Lectures

03:25:12
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Introduction
2 Lectures
11:49

This brief video introduces the course as a video coach for an SAT Math practice test.

Overview of the course

03:37

This video explains exactly how students can use the course in two main ways: **Test Conditions** (strict timing, printed bubble-in sheet, printed test booklet, grading and scoring) and **Problem Videos** (Click pause, try the problem yourself, then watch the rest of the video to see the answer and one possible route to a solution).

Note that there is a bubble-in answer sheet attached to this lecture as a PDF file, and on page 2 is a worksheet for recording one's scores in all three sections of the practice test.

How to use this Walkthrough

08:12

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Sample Test Section 2
24 Lectures
49:16

Getting Started with Section 2

1 page

For students doing the course on a smartphone, this slideshow "lecture" serves as a substitute for printing the test booklet attached to the previous lecture. This should be convenient for students who'd like to see one problem per screen, or for students without access to a printer.

When finished the sample test section, skip ahead to Lecture 26 for grading.

Slideshow version of Test Section 2

23 pages

2.1 "If 10 + x is 5 more than 10..."

01:01

2.2 "The result when a number is divided by 2 is equal to the result..."

01:45

2.3 "If this page was folded along the dotted line..."

00:53

2.4 "Lines L and K intersect at point Q. If m = 40 and p = 25 ..."

01:19

2.5 "Which of the following equations is satisfied by the five..."

03:08

2.6 "The circle graph above shows how David's monthly expenses..."

02:22

2.7 "If n and k are positive integers and 8^n = 2^k..."

01:55

2.8 "In a certain store, the regular price of a refrigerator..."

02:25

2.9 "The function f is defined by f(x) = 3x + 4 ..."

01:15

2.10 "What is the greatest possible area of a triangle..."

03:03

2.11 "A total of 120,000 votes were cast for candidates Garcia and Pérez..."

01:43

2.12 "If a positive integer n is picked at random..."

02:25

2.13 "If t is a number greater than 1, then t squared..."

01:25

2.14 "The height of a right circular cylinder is 5 and the diameter..."

02:07

2.15 "If p and n are integers such that p > n > 0..."

04:01

Information for 16 to 18: Map of a town with a firehouse.

00:56

2.16 "What is the m-distance of the building at W from the firehouse?"

01:14

2.17 "What is the total number of different routes that a fire truck..."

03:20

2.18 "All of the buildings in the town that are an m-distance of 3 from..."

02:42

2.19 "If x and y are positive integers, which of the following is..."

03:54

2.20 "If j, k, and n are consecutive integers such that 0 < j < k < n ..."

04:09

Grading Section 2

02:14

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Sample Test Section 6
22 Lectures
45:11

Getting Started with Section 6

1 page

For students doing the course on a smartphone, this slideshow "lecture" serves as a substitute for printing the test booklet attached to the previous lecture. This should be convenient for students who'd like to see one problem per screen, or for students without access to a printer.

When finished the sample test section, skip ahead to Lecture 48 for grading.

Slideshow version of Test Section 6

21 pages

6.1 "In the sequence 4, 11, 18 the first term is 4 and each term after ..."

01:06

6.2 "If (x - 2) squared = 49, then x could be ..."

01:00

6.3 "The average of t and y is 15, and the average of w and x is 15..."

01:50

6.4 "All of Kay's brothers can swim. If this statement is true ..."

02:39

6.5 "In the figure above, triangle ABC is inscribed in the circle..."

01:31

6.6 "Each of the following is equivalent to ..."

02:56

6.7 "In the figure above, AB, CD, and EF intersect at P..."

03:14

6.8 "Based on the portions of the graphs of functions f and g..."

02:27

Introduction to Open-Ended Questions

03:03

6.9 "Dr. Nelson bought 7 one-year subscriptions..."

01:12

6.10 "Three more than twice a number is equal to 4..."

00:47

6.11 "The table above shows the total number of copies of Book B ..."

01:35

6.12 "If j / k = 32 and k = 3 / 2 ..."

02:51

6.13 "In the system of equations above, what is the value of x + y ..."

01:37

6.14 "There are 25 trays on a table in the cafeteria..."

02:21

6.15 "In the figure above, line L intersects the x-axis..."

01:48

6.16 "If 6 < |x - 3| <7 and x < 0, what is one possible value for |x|?"

03:28

6.17 "What is the product of the smallest prime number..."

02:59

6.18 "In the figure above, PQRS is a rectangle. The area of triangle RST ..."

04:37

Grading Section 6

02:10

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Sample Test Section 8
19 Lectures
34:49

Getting Started with Section 8

1 page

For students doing the course on a smartphone, this slideshow "lecture" serves as a substitute for printing the test booklet attached to the previous lecture. This should be convenient for students who'd like to see one problem per screen, or for students without access to a printer.

When finished the sample test section, skip ahead to Lecture 67 for grading.

Slideshow version of Test Section 8

18 pages

8.1 "On Wednesday Heather ran 3 miles in 30 minutes..."

01:14

8.2 "If (2m)k = 6, then mk = ..."

00:29

8.3 "If 3 times a number is equal to 3 / 2 ..."

00:58

8.4 "In the figure above, CDE is an equilateral triangle..."

01:19

8.5 "On the number line above, the tick marks are equally spaced ..."

01:16

8.6 "If x is the median of the 7 numbers listed above ..."

01:24

8.7 "Two spheres, one with radius 7 and one with radius 4 ..."

01:44

8.8 "Average number of video rentals per premium member..."

02:29

8.9 "In triangle ABC above, AB = AC, E is the midpoint of AB ..."

03:34

8.10 "A student was given a piece of rope and told to cut it into two ..."

01:54

8.11 "Which of the following is the graph of a function f such that f(x)..."

01:31

8.12 "If x = 20 and y = 30 in the figure above, what is the value of ..."

03:25

8.13 "If x and y are integers, 7 < y < 16 ..."

01:58

8.14 "Point O is the center of both circles in the figure above ..."

02:55

8.15 "The graph above shows the number of George's unsold candy bars..."

03:48

8.16 "Let a function of x be defined as x + 1 / x for all nonzero integers ..."

02:37

Grading Section 8

02:14

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Conclusion
2 Lectures
00:34

Automatic SAT Math Score Estimator

1 page

End Credits

00:34

About the Instructor

Teaching Math and Science since 1995

I've been a full time classroom teacher for almost twenty years, and have significant experience teaching online as well. My "MathWOEs" (Worked-Out Examples) YouTube channel has over 150,000 views, with very positive comments.

My goal as a math teacher is not just to help a student pass the next quiz or test, but rather to foster a true **understanding**, to build a solid foundation for later math learning.

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