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SAT I Math Curriculum

as per The Official SAT  Study Guide

Number of questions in the mathematics section will be

v     Multiple choice questions :44

v     Student-produced response questions, to fill in a response: 10

Categories of questions:

 1. Number and operations 2. Algebra and functions 3. Geometry and measurement 4. Data analysis, statistics and probability

1.Number and Operations Properties of integers Arithmetic word problems Number lines Squares and square roots Fractions and rational numbers Elementary number theory

·      Factors, multiples, and remainders

·      Prime numbers Ratios, proportions, and percents Sequences Sets ( union, intersection, elements ) Counting problems Logical reasoning

Note: The SAT doesn’t include a) tedious or long computations b) matrix operations

2. Algebra and Functions Operations on algebraic expressions Factoring Exponents Evaluating expressions with exponents and roots Solving equations

·         Working with unsolvable equations

·         Solving for one variable in terms of another

·         Solving equations involving radical expressions Absolute value Direct translation into mathematical expressions Inequalities Systems of linear equations and inequalities Solving quadratic equations by factoring Rational eccquations and inqualities Direct and inverse variation Word problems Functions

·         Function notation and evaluation

·         Domain and range

·         Using new definitions

·         Functions as models

·         ◦◦Linear functions: their equations and graphs

·         Quadratic functions: their functions and graphs

·         Qualitative behavior of graphs and functions

·         Translations and their effects on graphs of functions

Note: The SAT doesn’t include

a) Solving quadratic equations that require the use of the quadratic formula

b) Complex numbers

c) Logarithms

3. Geometry and Measurment Geometric notation Points and lines Angles in the plane Triangles ( including special triangles )

·         Equilateral triangles

·         Isosceles triangles

·         Right triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem

·         30º-60º-90º triangles

·         45º-45º-90º triangles

·         3-4-5 triangles

·         Congruent triangles

·         Similar triangles

·         The triangle inequality Quadrilaterals

·         Parallelograms

·         Rectangles

·         Squares Areas and perimeters

·          Areas of squares and rectangles\

·          Perimeters of squares and rectangles

·          Area of triangles

·          Area of parallelograms Other polygons

·         Angles in a polygon

·         Perimeter

·         Area Circles

·         Diameter

·         Arc

·         Tangent to a circle

·         Circumference

·         Area Solid geometry

·         Solid figures and volumes

·         Surface area Geometric perception Coordinate geometry

·         Slopes, parallel lines, and perpendicular lines

·         The midpoint formula

·         The distance formula Transformations

Note: The SAT doesn’t include a) Formal geometric proofs b) Trigonometry c) Radian measure.

4. Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability Data interpretation Statistics

·         Arithmetic mean

·         Median

·         Mode

·         Weight average

·         Average of algebraic expressions

·         Using averages to find missing numbers Elementary probability Geometric probability

Note: The SAT doesn’t include

Computation of standard deviation      