SAT & PSAT Math Prep

(from someone who can actually explain it)

Chris is a Stanford-educated tutor with over 10 years experience tutoring math to students of all abilities and levels, from pre-algebra and middle school all the way through college algebra, calculus and the SAT. In that time he got a lot of experience learning how to explain this stuff in a way it actually makes sense to normal people, and he brings that experience to his videos, whether you are in class now or preparing for SAT & PSAT Math.

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How to prep for SAT & PSAT Math using -- The table below contains a list of all the topics you'll find on the SAT & PSAT Math test. In the right-hand column of the table are links to all the videos on our site that you'll want to watch to cover those topics.


About the test: The math sections on the PSAT/SAT contain topics from Algebra, Algebra 2, Trig, and Geometry. Tests are on paper at a test center (likely your high school) and are given near the beginning of the month in October, November, December, January, March, May, and June.
Calculators: Calculators are allowed but must meet the guidelines of the calculator policy:
SAT Calculator Policy
How to Study: Start by testing yourself on the appropriate practice test from the College Board. (There are lots of free practice tests online but the official one will have the most relevant questions). Use a similar calculator as you will use on your test.
SAT: Math Practice Test
General Study Tips: If you haven't found them already, Chris has a great series of videos on HOW to study including how to counter math anxiety prior to a big test and the best ways to prepare. Study Tips
SAT: Math
Number and Operations Adding & Subtracting Using the Number Line Ratios & Proportions Percents & Interest One Step Unit Conversion Problems Roots & Radicals Prime Numbers, Factoring, Factorization & Divisibility Intro to Sequences and Series
Algebra and Functions Introduction to Variables & Expressions Solving Basic Equations Direct & Inverse Variation: Two Variables Distribution & Combining Like Terms Solving Linear Inequalities Solving Systems of Equations Polynomial Graphs: Zeros, Multiplicity & End Behavior Adding Polynomials Finding Rational Roots of Polynomials "FOIL" (First Inside Outside Last) Methods of Factoring Factoring Quadratics The X-Y Plane Basic X-Y Graphs
Geometry and Measurement The X-Y Plane Basic X-Y Graphs Transformations, Reflections, Isometry & Mapping Distance & Midpoint Formulas Angle and Segment Bisectors Lines & Equations of Lines "Special" Triangles -- 30-60-90 & 45-45-90 Similar Triangles "Pythagorean Theorem Area of Rectangles and Squares Area of Triangles Area of Parallelograms & Trapezoids Area of Kites & Rhombuses (Rhombi) Area of Regular Polygons Area of Circles & Sectors Parallel Lines & Transversals Area & Volume of Similar Figures Volume of Solids Surface Area of 3-D Shapes
Statistics and Probability Lots of Probability Vocab Permutations Tricky Permutation Problems Lots of Statistics Vocab
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