Strategies for the SAT Math Test

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The Math Test on the SAT is divided into two parts: 20 questions in 25 minutes on which you cannot use a calculator, and 38 questions in 50 minutes on which you may use a calculator. Both sections are comprised mostly of multiple choice questions, plus a few questions for which you will have to produce the response. These are called "Grid-Ins," and there will be 13 of them between both Math sections.

The SAT Math Test covers arithmetic, algebra and a little bit of geometry (six geometry questions, tops). The marketing wizards at the College Board have divided math concepts into four main content areas and named them as follows:

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