# Sat math geometry!!!

<p>On most of my prep SATs I have been getting just about all of the Geometry questions wrong but the rest of my math section is pretty solid for the most part. I would really like to patch up my Geometry issues...Any tips? Any good review websites? Any good review books to review? Any ideas on how to improve my Geometry skills?</p>

<p>How long ago did you take geo. Look for easy to read textbooks</p>

<p>I am currently in 11th Grade. I took Geometry in 9th grade and didn't have the greatest teacher...I've read Barrons but I am simply just not good at Geometry and it has hurt every single one of my practice SAT math scores.</p>

<p>Good news! The geometry questions are easy to master. </p>

<p>Get to know all the rules of triangles. They are the most commonly tested figure on the SAT. Know isosceles, equilateral, and right triangle properties. Know the special relationships in the 30:60:90 triangles and the 45:45:90 triangles. When I say "know," I mean "know." Do not turn back to the formula box. This takes time and proves that you don't completely understand the relationship. Know that many questions can be solved by finding hidden triangles. For example, an equilateral triangle has two 30:60:90s hidden inside. A square has two 45:45:90s hidden inside. Know common Pythagorean Theorem combinations (3:4:5).</p>

<p>Know circles, too. Area, circumference, sector area, and arc length are tested. While your high school math teacher will just ask you to find the area, the SAT will give you the radius and the circumference and ask you to find the area. Same question with an extra step.</p>

<p>Know how to find the sum of the interior angles of regular polygons.</p>

<p>Know that right circular cylinder questions are either about volume or hidden triangles.</p>

<p>Know area and perimeter of squares and rectangles, but also know that these questions are often really about triangles.</p>

<p>Know the relationships created when two parallel lines are intersected by a third line.</p>

<p>I hope that helps! It's off the top of my head, but the majority of SAT geometry questions can be categorized using the criteria above. Good luck!</p>

<p>This is a common problem. Many students have trouble with the geometry questions. Here are a few suggestions:</p>

<p>1) Master one level at a time. Only practice level 1 geometry problems until you're getting most of them correct. Then start working on level 2, and so on.
2) Make sure you learn all the SAT specific geometry strategies. Here's a really simple one to start you off. If a geometry problem doesn't have a picture, make sure you draw your own. Often once you draw a picture the answer becomes clear.
3) Learn all the given geometry formulas by heart. Also know the formula for slope of a line, and how to write an equation of a line. </p>

<p>Best of luck!</p>

<p>If you review and are able to understand most main concepts and formula's/ideas you could do okay-good
Remember the subject tests are made by CB which also makes the regular SAT, meaning all their tests are going to be more focused on knowledge and application. There are ways around certain q's</p>