Back in december, I decided to take the math 1 test because the CB practice tests were so easy. The test was much harder than the 2 practice tests, and I ended up with a 730, which kind of disappointed me.
So I decided to take math 2 in january. I actually found this to be easier than math 1, and it's an 800. I'm really excited about this, because my math subject test is out of the way.
But today in school someone said to me, "How could you do so badly on the easy test and so well on the hard test?" It didn't seem like much, but now it has me worried.
Will it hurt me that I got 800 on math 2 but only 730 on math 1? I would think that it's better to do well on the harder test, but math 2 obviously has a much better curve so I don't know what to think.
I don't know the answer to your question, but I had the same thought about the practice tests in the CB book. I looked at the Math II one in the official guide and found it really easy, then thought the real thing was about 10x harder. Fortunately, I still got an 800, but I think I would have had a better raw score had I been better prepared and known what to expect. Oh well, an 800 is an 800 I don't know what's up with the CB practice tests, though.
But khoitrinh is right, for those who know all the concepts on Math II that test is probably easier than Math I because of the curve.
I just got back my results from Math I in January - 740 - though I took way more practice tests, around 15 or so. I aced the two Math I actually CB administered tests made available for practice, but on the real thing it was much harder. I'm shooting for Math II in October then. As for you, I don't think you need to worry, as long as you have two other non-math subject tests to back them up. In that case colleges will probably look at Math II only.
In Math I i got 740 (all the practice tests, including CB ones, had been 790 or 800), and 780 in Math II (again mostly 790+ in practice tests). I'm so angry ****
I'm in Canada so i had self-studied quite a few things (just started calculus now), and all the stuff i self-studied wasnt on the Level II; even some **** on the level I i had no idea what it was talking about - statistics related crap.
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But khoitrinh is right, for those who know all the concepts on Math II that test is probably easier than Math I because of the curve.
In Math I i got 740 (all the practice tests, including CB ones, had been 790 or 800), and 780 in Math II (again mostly 790+ in practice tests). I'm so angry ****
I'm in Canada so i had self-studied quite a few things (just started calculus now), and all the stuff i self-studied wasnt on the Level II; even some **** on the level I i had no idea what it was talking about - statistics related crap.
I'M SO ANGRY ****
Instead, buy the Barron's book for Math II - if you can nail all those concepts you'll be fine for level I.
If you're only taking I and NOT II then go online to as many places as possible I guess