# Free SAT Resources

# Free SAT Math Resources

As you enter the second half of your high school career, the urgency to start preparing for the SAT will begin to become a focus. Anticipating tests, especially big ones, can make us feel anxious and stressed. A great way to alleviate that stress and to help achieve a good outcome is to start preparing early! The more time you give yourself to prepare, the more comfortable you will be on test day.

How are you doing in high school math? For some of us, the SAT Math test is one of the more intimidating portions of the exam. It can be a relief to learn that the material in the SAT Mathematics Section is designed to be at a 10th grade level. You do not have to learn new skills and formulae for this test! That is great news because it means you can use your study time to brush up on the math you have already learned. The best way to prepare for this test is to practice! Varsity Tutors offers free resources to help with your self-paced study. Make math a daily exercise by trying your hand at the free SAT Math Question of the Day. It is fast and easy to do, and one new question each day will add up to a lot of practice over time.

Okay, so what does this test look like? The SAT Math portion is a timed test where you will have 70 minutes to tackle a total of 54 questions. The questions are divided into two types: multiple-choice (44 questions) and student-produced response (10 questions). The exam will be presented in two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section, with the 10 student-produced answer questions appearing in one of the 25-minute sections.

There is a fraction of a point penalty for wrong answers in the multiple-choice sections, but no penalty for wrong answers in the student-produced answer (grid-in) questions. If you are stumped on a multiple-choice question, a beneficial strategy is to narrow down to the best possible answer through the process of elimination. The more choices you can eliminate, the better your odds of choosing the correct answer. Taking some of our 100+ SAT Math practice tests can let you practice this strategy and others, and help you recognize where your strengths and weaknesses lie. From there, you can focus your studying and review towards what you need to brush up on.

The content of the SAT Math test covers several areas: Numbers and Operations (11-13 questions), Algebra and Functions (19-21 questions), Geometry and Measurement (14-16 questions), and Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability (6-7 questions). The Learn by Concept section of our free SAT Math preparation resources will guide you through all of these categories.

You are allowed several aids during the exam that will help you save time and improve your accuracy. There will be a list of commonly used equations in the test booklet; you still need to know which equation to apply to which problem, but you will not have to spend time memorizing them for this test. You are allowed to use scratch paper and write in your test booklet as you work the problems. If you work in the test booklet, you can then use your notes when you go back to double check your answers. Finally, you are allowed to use a calculator, which will help prevent arithmetic errors and allow you to move more quickly through the test.

Now that you know what you will be facing, let us discuss your SAT Math preparation. There are many ways to study for this exam and you should employ the methods that work best for you. Perhaps you work better with other people and would benefit from a study group or tutor, or maybe you study best in brief daily sessions on your own. However you choose to prepare, Varsity Tutors offers a suite of free resources to help and guide your study – try our diagnostic tests to see where you stand and then use our many flashcards that are organized by content to brush up on your problem areas. With the help of some SAT Math practice online, your SAT Math skills will be honed and polished before you know it!

Varsity Tutors’ SAT Math resources are written by teachers, professors, content specialists, and tutors. Explanations are given for each SAT Math question, so if you miss a question, you can find out where you went wrong.