The Math Test: Overview
The Math Test focuses on the areas of math that play the biggest role in college and career success:
- Heart of Algebra, which focuses on the mastery of linear equations and systems.
- Problem Solving and Data Analysis, which is about being quantitatively literate.
- Passport to Advanced Math, which features questions that require the manipulation of complex equations.
The Math Test also draws on 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”). Everyday formulas are provided for you to use.
Breakdown of the Test
|Time allotted||25 minutes|
|Time allotted||55 minutes|
Types of Math Tested
The math questions are divided into four categories, with algebra being the most important.
|Type of Math||Number of Questions|
|Heart of Algebra||19|
|Problem Solving and Data Analysis||17|
|Passport to Advanced Math||16|
|Additional Topics in Math||6|
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Heart of Algebra
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Problem Solving and Data Analysis
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Passport to Advanced Math
Learn about the types of advanced math questions students will be asked on the SAT Math Test.
Additional Topics in Math
Learn about the types of additional math questions students will be asked on the SAT Math Test.