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 By Zimaya Hugh

SAT Math Section

The SAT math section has 44 questions in 70 minutes. Its questions are mainly in four major areas. To complete the questions, test takers need to know 10th-grade math. The questions focus on the areas of math that play the most significant role in college and career success.
  • Algebra
  • Advanced Math
  • Problem-solving and Data Analysis
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
The math section actually consists of two parts: 35 minutes for each. During the test, you’ll answer multiple-choice and student-produced response questions that measure your fluency with, understanding of, and ability to apply the most essential math concepts, skills, and practices.

Approximately 30% of questions are set in a context that requires you to consider a science, social studies, or real-world scenario. The core content is based on 9th-grade and 10th-grade math courses. The questions need you to apply mathematical concepts, knowledge, and skills to understand and interpret tables and charts.

The math questions are divided into four categories. Questions from all four categories appear in each module. Their ratio is as below. Across each module, questions are arranged from easiest to hardest.
  • Algebra: 13–15 questions
  • Advanced Math 13–15 questions
  • Problem-Solving and Data Analysis 5–7 questions
  • Geometry and Trigonometry 5–7 questions
SAT math practice focuses on Algebra questions, such as linear equations, systems of linear equations, functions, and others. These questions ask you to create equations that represent a situation, solve equations and systems of equations, and make connections between different representations of linear relationships. These questions are categorized into multiple sub-types to select.
Problem-Solving and Data Analysis
The SAT math practice for problem-solving and data analysis covers using ratios, percentages, and proportional reasoning to solve problems in real-world situations, including science, social science, and other contexts throughout college courses, career training programs, and everyday life. It has multiple sub-types, such as describing relationships shown graphically and analyzing statistical data.
Advanced Math
SAT questions in advanced math are critical for students who pursue further study in a discipline such as science or economics and for career opportunities in STEM fields. It requires familiarity with more complex equations or functions, which will prepare you for calculus and advanced courses in statistics. The questions in the section are grouped into more than ten subtypes, allowing you to practice flexibly.
Geometry and Trigonometry
SAT math questions in the geometry and trigonometry section are challenging for many students, especially those who want to get good scores. Here, we select some typical questions and group them into multiple subtypes to let students choose smartly and practice the topics they require. We also offer multiple-choice and grid-in style options to filter question style.