HI GUYS O.o
So, I'm a rising freshman, and my asian family is forcing me to study for the SAT.
Well, I thought that I could help some people out with math.
I got a 640 on the SAT math (7th grade)
However, I liked math, and I was taking Algebra I then...
What I did that may have helped me:
MATHCOUNTS state experience.
OF COURSE this isn't needed, especially for people who are in high school (MATHCOUNTS is for middle schoolers :P)
I took practice SAT Math Sections and reviewed what I got wrong
Then, I read through the Math Section of SAT Blue Book
SAT Math can be split into, basically, 4 areas:
Algebra I: Factors, Proportions, quadratic equations, inequalities, etc.
Geometry: 30-60-90/45-45-90 triangles, areas and volumes, circles, etc.
Algebra 2: Graphing, Functions, harmonic mean, etc.
and finally, Discrete Math/Arithmetic: probability, number theory, counting, etc.
If you have a month to study for this section specifically, you should devote about 10 hrs per week.
2-3 hrs- Practice Test and Review Solutions
1 hour Algebra Problems
1 hour Geometry Problems
1 hour Algebra 2 Problems
1 hour Discrete Math Problems
^these problems can be from the Blue Book, tests from your math classes, etc.
and if you want some more, PM me for math problems and I'll try to reply ASAP
DO THAT FOR FOUR WEEKS AND YOU'LL GET A HIGHER MATH SCORE
but remember, it's all about putting the effort,
planning and saying "I will do it" is easy. DO IT. Unlike me. I'm too lazy while studying CR right now... T.T
Some tips and final words:
1. Challenge yourself with harder math problems, even if they are overwhelming
2. Don't be intimidated by problems on SAT Practice Tests
3. For long word problems in math, carefully read the Important stuff, just like SAT CR has "trigger words", math has it's own important words (sum, difference, quotient, squared, etc.)
4. Sign up for Collegeboard's question of the day, sometimes they have math questions.
5. GOOD LUCK. You will do amazing.