By Zimaya Hugh |

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.

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
- Advanced Math
- Problem-solving and Data Analysis
- Geometry and Trigonometry

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

Algebra

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.

- Basic math concepts, common sense, and simple arithmetic problems
- Create, explain, and solve linear expression or equation in 1 variable
- Create, explain, and solve linear inequalities in 1 or 2 variables
- Create and solve the system of 2 linear equations in 2 variables
- Interpret and use the variables and constants of linear functions
- Understand graphical representations for linear equations in xy-plane
- Build linear equations for simple word problems and solve them
- Build systems of 2 linear equations for word problems and solve them
- Build linear inequality in 1 or 2 variables for word problems

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.

- Ratios, rates, proportional relationship, and scale drawing
- Percentages, increase or decrease, and trend model
- Measurement quantities, units, and unit conversion
- Scatterplot, linear, quadratic, or exponential models
- Categorical data, frequencies, and probability of sample dataa
- Average, median, center, shape, range, and spread of sample data
- Logical reasoning based on sequence, pattern, and sample data
- Make inferences and conclusions from data, reports, and graphs

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.

- Simplify the polynomial expression, operate the polynomial constant
- Simplify the rational expression, solve the rational equation
- Expressions and equations involving rational exponents and radicals
- Simplify expression and equation with Factor and structure
- Isolate a quantity of interest in an equation, operate expression
- Quadratic functions or equations, solutions of quadratic function
- Create, explain, and solve simple exponential function or equation
- Create and solve equation in 1 variable in radicals or the denominator
- Create and Solve system of 1 linear equation and 1 quadratic equation
- Interpret variable and constant of nonlinear expressions in context
- Build and solve nonlinear expressions or equations for word problems
- Graphical representations for nonlinear relationship in xy-plane
- Understand, create, and use circle equation in the coordinate plane
- Understand, create, and use parabola equation in the coordinate plane
- knowledge to sketch graphs of polynomials with zeros and factors
- Function notation and its application and operation, function as variable
- Complex number notation, add, subtract, multiply, and divide operation

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.

- Solve area and volume problems with formulas, like circle, cube, cylinder
- Solve basic geometry problems, like lines, angles, rectangles, and polygons
- Solve triangle problems, like sides, angles, right triangle, similar triangle
- Solve circle problems, like arc, angle, chord, radio, and areas of sectors
- Trigonometric functions, like sine and cosine concepts and their relationship