The SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1 (formerly known as Math I or MathIC (the “C” representing the use of a calculator)) is the name of a one-hour multiple-choice test given on algebra, geometry, basic trigonometry, algebraic functions, elementary statistics and basic foundations of calculus by The College Board. A student chooses whether to take the test depending upon college entrance requirements for the schools in which the student is planning to apply.
It is quite important as an advanced student to know what and how to prepare for an examination especially exams like SAT. A lot of SAT Math guides out there are pretty bad. They’re written by people who don’t have actual expertise in the test, or they contain vague advice that isn’t helpful to the advanced student. You need better advice than simple SAT Math tips like “remember there’s no guessing penalty!”
In contrast, I’ve written what I believe to be the best guide on getting 800 available anywhere. I have confidence that these strategies work because I used them myself to score 800 on SAT Math, every time I’ve taken the SAT.
As an advanced student, you probably already know that scoring high is good. But it’s important to know why an 800 Math score is useful, since this will fuel your motivation to get a high score.
Here are some tips that will at least guide you while studying:
- Learn exactly what you’ll be tested on: A lot of people are not totally good at studying. So they tend to use important points to read. While some people are not good at reading points. If you are in this last category, you will have to read or solve it all. It is quite important to learn all aspects of Mathematics while preparing for SAT mathematics. This is because the area of concentration where questions are being set is quite wide.
It is quite important to also know that, it pays not to waste time on things that won’t come out. After all, you wouldn’t want to waste your time studying a topic that will never show up on the test! So take a look at what this section covers and focus your studies there.
SAT Math has two subsections: a No Calculator part (on which you may not use a calculator) and a Calculator part (for which you may use a calculator).
- While solving the question, understand the question. It is important to read and read the question over and over again, in order to understand the concept of the examination.
To improve your score, you just need to:
- master the types of questions that the SAT tests, like the one above
- draw on the correct concepts you already know to solve the questions
- practice on a lot of questions so you learn from your mistakes