# Good at Math?

<p>Are any of you good at Math? Really good at school ! It had been and still is your best subject in school.</p>

<p>BUT...</p>

<p>For some reason, you don't or did not get your desired Math SAT score. </p>

<p>My case. =(</p>

<p>A lot of the SAT is interpreting what is being asked. If your really good at math, and do poorly on the math section of the SAT, do the ACT.</p>

<p>Just like in chess, there's good, kick-butt good, and kick kick-butt good's butt good.</p>

<p>yeah i had the same problem. i'm a senior who scored a 4 on the ap calc ab test, took calc 2 at a really good private instution over the summer and i'm taking ap stats this year but when i recently took my SAT, i only scored in the 70 percentile (a score somewhere around 650). but when i took my act i got in the 98 percentile (i got a 34 in math). it's so weird</p>

<p>umm... a 650 should be somewhere in the 80s, percentile-wise.</p>

<p>I'm pretty decent at math,,,
-->gr9 math mark: 99
-->gr10 math mark:96
-->gr11 math mark:99
Calculus:98
IB Math HL predicted score: 7/7
SAT 2 math II: 800
SAT 1 Math: 790 (:( stupid mistake...)
ACT Math: 36/36</p>

<p>Need any help?</p>

<p>I believe it's just the test pressure. (Stupid Mistakes) I depend on Math being my highest score, to pull in the 750+ to solidify my score. </p>

<p>In the last SAT, my worst subject (CR) was my best, tying my math score. I was pretty happy with the total score, but I just wished I had gotten 20 or 30 points on the math section, which is probably one more question.</p>

<p>SAT math is just a step higher into reasoning using Algebra II and below. I find myself very successful in high school math in courses such as Pre-Calc but they really don't have a big correlation to doing well in the SAT.</p>

<p>I'm a sophomore in Calc BC and I got a 560--60 points higher than my first attempt. Let's just say I'm rethinking my career plans.</p>

<p>The thing is that you can just make one little error that makes your score not representative of your true ability. I got an 800 the first time I took it, but the second time it was a 770, because I answered one question wrong.</p>

<p>Duude how do you get 800's on the SAT general? I am pretty good at math too, but I never got a perfect score on the SAT.</p>

<p>Math has always been my favorite subject just b/c of its simplicity. I took the SAT for the first time and I got a 760 (it could have been a perfect 800 but I misread the number on my calculator for one of the problems and on the other I misread the question). I think the thing that separates the students who get 650-700 on the SAT math from those who get 750+ is that the higher scorers know how to find the quickest method to solving a problem. Many people can solve the math problems on the test, but not many know how to find short cuts allowing for more time to do the hard problems.</p>

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I'm a sophomore in Calc BC and I got a 560

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<p>Maybe you shouldn't have skipped ahead of all the easy stuff.</p>

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Maybe you shouldn't have skipped ahead of all the easy stuff.

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<p>I didn't skip anything, I took 4 courses of math before Calculus BC. The only thing is that they were standard online courses, so they were unchallenging because I only got through them by virtue of pure intelligence and not by learning anything.</p>

<p>One of my friends is like that too. It is because there are quick ways to solve the problems, but after you have taken High Levels of math; you see each problem as some sort of function or equation and set it up, blah, blah... and waste time. </p>

<p>Anyhow... a quick question. </p>

<p>I got a 690 on the Math section on the SAT. But, I am pretty confident that I will get a 750+ on Math 2, hoping for a 800. </p>

<p>Will that show colleges that I am good at Math and that I just did bad on that one math test.</p>

<p>SAT Reasoning test matters way more than the subject tests...</p>

<p>I got an 800 on the Subject test math level 2,,,but a 790 on the reasoning test,,,so I'm kind of worried...my scores aren't consistent</p>

<p>you seem to be a smart one, what is the "blue book"?
and how did you get such a high score in math?
please tell, I am good in math but from my practice test, not cool.
thx---------before I forget, I new so, hi.</p>

<p>@ one<em>proud</em>Korean: How is that not consistent duude? An 800 and a 790, wow! I wish I could get scores like that.</p>

<p>I am awesome at math, but I can never seem to get the SAT test questions right.</p>

<p>@ one<em>proud</em>Korean: How is that not consistent duude? An 800 and a 790, wow! I wish I could get scores like that.</p>

<p>I am awesome at math, but I always seem to make mistakes on the SAT general.</p>

<p>PS. I think the blue book is just the book with all the practice tests that you can get from College Board website; it is blue.</p>

<p>I have a 97 average in precalc and I only scored 640.</p>

<p>.. But that's changing in June.</p>