Preparation Equals Performance

October means more than Friday night football games and the homecoming dance to most high school seniors — for many, it’s also SAT time. Students planning to take the SAT in October should be preparing now by:

  1. Understanding the types of math questions tested on the SAT;
  2. Reviewing math concepts already learned; and
  3. Taking practice SAT math tests and learning from any missed questions / incorrect answers.

The SAT math test focuses on three principal areas of arithmetic that students will be exposed to in college math, science and social science courses, and rely on in their future career and everyday life: Algebra (linear equations and systems), Problem Solving and Data Analysis (numerical and graphical data), and Advanced Math (complex equations). Additional topics include geometry and trigonometry.

The SAT math test consists of two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section. Most math questions are multiple choice but some require students to arrive at and write in the answer. One portion of the test allows for the use of a calculator while the other portion does not. Students can review sample SAT math questions through the following two links: calculator permitted / calculator not permitted

Empower your student to earn her greatest potential score with the expert guidance of Hire Learning. Schedule an SAT-focused session today so that she is prepared to perform come October.

Robert Goodloe

Robert received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, and his Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

While attending Alabama A&M University, he offered tutorial sessions through the Office of Retention, building self-confidence in peers who desired assistance in a variety of mathematical and statistical disciplines. Upon graduating, he furthered his education at Case Western Reserve University, while also providing tutorial assistance to fellow graduate students in computer science programming implemented for statistical purposes. He later migrated to Nashville to the Center for Human Genetics Research at Vanderbilt University, where he detailed and developed effective statistical methods and programming.

Robert is currently employed at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis as an Associate Consultant Statistician. With a comprehensive goal of enhancing productivity, he aids collaborators across multiple departments, helping them to better understand the proper programmatic implementation of statistical methods.