The Math Test: Overview
The Math Test focuses on the areas of math that play the biggest role in a wide range of college majors and careers:
- Heart of Algebra, which focuses on the mastery of linear equations and systems.
- Problem Solving and Data Analysis, which is about analyzing problems and drawing information from data.
- Passport to Advanced Math, which features questions that ask you to manipulate complex equations.
- The Math Test also includes 2 questions from Additional Topics in Math, including the geometry and trigonometry most relevant to college and career readiness.
The Math Test is divided into two parts: a no-calculator portion and a calculator portion. In both portions, most of the test is multiple choice, but some of the questions at the end ask you to write the answer (these are called “grid-ins”).
Breakdown of the Test
|Time allotted||25 minutes|
|Time allotted||45 minutes|
Types of Math Tested
|Type of Math||Number of Questions|
|Heart of Algebra||16|
|Problem Solving and Data Analysis||16|
|Passport to Advanced Math||14|
|Additional Topics in Math||2|
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Heart of Algebra
Learn about the types of questions included in the Heart of Algebra section of the PSAT 10 Math Test.
Problem Solving and Data Analysis
Learn about the types of questions you'll be asked in the Problem Solving and Data Analysis section of the PSAT 10 Math Test.
Passport to Advanced Math
Learn about the types of questions you'll be asked in the Passport to Advanced Math section of the PSAT 10 Math Test.
Additional Topics in Math
Learn about the types of questions included in the Additional Topics in Math section of the PSAT 10 Math Test.