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jearbear9438
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Which book has a better math section? Which book would I see the fastest improvements to my math score? Thanks for info.

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## Replies to: Calling all good math people. Rocket Review vs. Grubers 2009 SAT study guide

31New Member380Member495MemberAs for CR and Writing, I beg to differ.

3,256Senior MemberSAT MathSure it easy topics like algebra, geometry, and algebra II, but ETS uses these topic to a "whole nother lvl". Knowing just the formulas will not get you anywhere with the SAT. You have to know how to manipulate it.

So basically, high school math =/= SAT Math.

3,447Senior MemberThis is really bad advice, at least for the SAT (doing textbook problems is fine for math class, not for the SAT). You want to do as little math as possible on the SAT and as much thinking as possible. More math/calculations = more opportunities for stupid mistakes and more time wasted. For the easier math problems on the SAT, go for the simple calculations. But if you find that you're setting up a system of three equations for any SAT problem, there's definitely a shortcut.

3,256Senior Member495Memberso you can either study for the sat or actually learn math. simply put.

647Member647Member3,447Senior MemberLearn math "properly" from a textbook? Right... If you want to actually learn math and not memorize a bunch of formulas and apply them to recipe problems, get a copy of any AoPS book. Chances are your school textbook sucks.

1,761Senior Member2,044Senior MemberYeah... whoever it was that said to use your school textbook is wrong. the SAT does not test school math. get that into your head right now. There is no point in studying out of a precalc textbook for something that you probably learned in 7th grade. I would go with Gruber's. Remember, it's not the question itself. It's how they test it.

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