Math Word Problems for the SAT:
When Plugging Numbers into Formulas Just Isn't Enough
Word Problems for
Toughest SAT Practice
Far too often, students offer the same excuse for scoring poorly on the quantitative section of the SAT: I understand the theory, but I can't solve word problems. Sad to say, but in the world of standardized tests, this is analogous to saying that you know the alphabet, but you can't speak in sentences.
Getting a top score on the SAT requires far more than plugging numbers into formulas. You need to be able to apply your mathematical skills to convoluted word problems that test your ability to read clearly, interpret quickly, and determine the optimal plan of attack. Most importantly, you need to be ready for the typical tricks and traps that the SAT writers use over and over again to snag unsuspecting students.
Math Word Problems for the SAT: When Plugging Numbers into Formulas Just Isn't Enough (ISBN: 9781933819358) takes a common sense approach to preparing for the quantitative section of the SAT - it presents EVERY topic in the form of word problems, which range from basic to complex. We will test your knowledge (and speed) on every topic from addition to probability, including all of those annoying word problems involving mixtures, ages, rates, and geometry. Use this book to fill in the gaps - and to find creative ways to solve killer problems without breaking a sweat.
perspective (after reviewing numerous versions of the SAT), the quantitative
section is designed to test your ability to solve problems, rather
than your mathematical knowledge. The questions lean heavily toward word
problems that apply mathematical formulas in real-world applications,
such as calculating:
experience, students who achieve a top score on the SAT take a three-prong
approach to the quantitative section of the exam. They understand:
a doubt, steps 2 and 3 are the difference between a good score and a great
one. Sadly, they are also the areas in which most test prep programs fall
embarrassingly short. This publication is designed to fill the critical
gap between theory and application. We are going to teach you how to tackle
the 25 different types of math word problems that appear on the SAT
and how to handle the typical tricks, traps, and pitfalls that the test
writers will use to confuse you.
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