- MANJUSHA RAGELLA
- SAT
- Nov 01, 2016

This video shows fabmarks SAT Math expert unveiling 6 secrets used by 99 percentiler SAT test takers to score 700+ in SAT Math.

*Transcripts of above video:* Hello everyone I am Rinda and I am host for today’s webinar. Thanks for joining us today for an informative online session with Raj. Before we start I'd like to say few words about Raj. Raj, is a professional SAT tutor over 10+ years of experience. He has taught more than 5000 students globally. His session have helped students to increase their scores by a 100+ on an average. He believes that each student is unique, and learns in different ways. His teaching style is interesting and widely acclaimed. Over to you Raj. Thanks Rinda. Hi guys. This is Raj. I'm going to take you through the SAT math prep webinar today. I welcome you once again. It’s going to be a 60 min session. Let me take you through the agenda of today’s webinar to start with. Begin to discuss the SAT math structure. How many questions? How many sections? What are the topics? What are the question formats? We are going to follow that with 6 Secrets to rock your SAT Math continued by some points related to how to score 700+ in the SAT Math out of 800. Before we start with all of this I request all of you to use the chat system in the bottom of your window to ask your questions. Type them in the window. Any questions during the webinar can be typed in the chat system. Hope all of you clear with the instructions. Let's have a start. The SAT Math has two sections, namely calculator section and a non calculator section. The calculator section last for 55min and has 38 questions to be answered. If you want to note down, you may note down. For the most of you have started your preparation, you must be aware of this. For the benefit of all, I am recapping all of this information. 38 questions to be answered in 55 minutes are distributed into four broad Math areas. Like can you think you can see on the screen that they not evenly distributed. The names of the topics according to the college book are given below:

- Heart of Algebra
- Problem solving and data analysis
- Passport of Advance Math
- Additional Topics in Math.

Like you can see, in the math calculator section most of your questions would be from the area problem solving and data analysis. What forms into this broad math area? Are Math topics like Ratio’s, Averages, Percentages, and Rates. All of these topics that you would have learned or you would have been expected to learn much below your 10^{th} grade. Right, the next most contributing area to calculator section happens to be the Heart of Algebra which has 11 questions followed by Passport to advance Math 7 question and additional Math topic has 3 questions. The heart of algebra the math area would include topics like: Linear Equations in one variable, two variables, Linear inequalities and one variable and two variables. The passport to advanced math is all again related to algebra but then they are not the linear ones. The quadratic equations, the equations to rate or the polynomial equations. The additional math topics which contributes the least to your overall SAT Math has topics like geometry, trigonometry, imaginary numbers and so all. The Data Analysis part of your problem solving in Data Analysis has questions from topics like scattered plots, tables, line of this depict and so on. Let's move on to understand the non calculator section. The non calculator section has 20 questions to be answered in 25 minutes. Now like the names suggest the not calculator section is one in which it not given access to a calculator and most of your questions in the section would not require the calculator. However, the calculator section that we can discuss about earlier, you will be given access to a calculator. The calculator section has to be obviously got by you to the test centre and most of your questions may not need a calculator in the calculator section as well, but some of them which do need a calculator. You can use a calculator to solve them. The calculator that is suggested by The College Board is the graphical calculator either from Texas Instruments (T.I) or Casio or some other companies that you can get to know from The College Board website. Different model is accepted all of them listed on The College Board website. Now in the non-calculator section again how the questions split this twenty questions, most of them from the Passport to Advanced Math. I recall the topics that fall into this:

- Quadratic Equation.
- Polynomials
- Exponents and Roots and so on.

Heart of algebra the linear equation, the linear Inequalities and so on topics. Those contribute 8 questions to the 20 questions. Again the additional topics in math: the once geometry, trigonometry and imaginary numbers and so on. They would only contribute only 3 questions to it. To summarize, most your questions on the SAT math. The calculator and the non calculator section combined are from your Heart of Algebra which are 11 questions in the calculator section and eight questions in the non calculator section over all adding up to 19 questions out of 58 questions. The next most contributing area is your problem solving and Data Analysis, which has 1 question. The Passport to Advance Math in the calculator section 7 questions and the non calculator section 9 questions as 16 questions over all. The additional topic in math category has three questions here and three questions in the calculator section which contribute to 6 questions. I would like to remind all of you to have the questions typed in the chat system in case you have during the webinar. Anything that you want to ask can be typed in the chat system. Now, the question format wise. You have most of these 58 questions as multiple choice questions, where you have 4 answer choices from which one of them is right. There's no negative marking for a question that's got wrong. And few of those questions out of the fifty eight are not going to have multiple choices, where you've got to calculate and you got to bubble in the OMR sheet. Now in the calculator section you would have 8 such questions where you don't have multiple choices. In the non calculator section you will have 4 such question, where you don't have and the choices. I hope I am clear with all of this, but of this could have just don't give you any questions. If you want to. Please do type into the chat system. I hope all of you are waiting for those secrets for SAT Math. Let's move on, before move on the secrets. I have also told you that what's requires to score 700+ on SAT Math would also be discussed. Now everybody puts some amount of effort, the more the effort you put in the greater the score you will get, but then effort is not just going to be enough for increasing the pace of preparation. Let's look at what else is required then. You’re effort and some motivation is required. What does motivation is from. Is from a Mentor? is from a trainer? it's from a tutor, not just knows it best but also knows everything that is required to get it 800/800 on the test. But then this is also going to be much better, much faster score improvement is possible. If the effort from yours side and the motivation from the trainer side is also taking help of the technology. When I say technology, the test you take the practice during your preparation. If you're just taking those tests, It's not going to be enough. You got to take a positive feedback from the test that feedback is best done using technology, where a score that gets generated giving you details of what are your strengths? and what are your weaknesses? What are the questions that you got wrong or right?. What are the topics in which these questions fall under? How much time did you spend on each of those question? and such and such reports. A detailed score report would always be helpful to improve your school and the next test that you take. But then this is not all of it, you also need a test taking strategy. Apart of the strategy is about how to pace the test? how do you manage the time on the test? All of this, put together is going to make the slope of the graph steeper. When you had just effort your graph looks like this, when you had a little more motivation from the trainer your graph look like this. You take the help of technology. You grow faster and you have a strategy in place, then your score improves the fastest. I hope you know what the slope of the line means. This is the path of SAT Math. Let's move on to understand the secrets now. The six secrets that we at Fabmarks have identified to get the nice score on the SAT Math. Let's look at them one after another. The first thing that we have named it is called “**Know the Math Cold”**,what does that mean you should be ready clear on the concept part? The earlier SAT was more on analytical skills, that the test taker was tested on. But in this time the test is all aboard with a year where he cleared about each and every concept did you are tested on. But then that's not going to be all of it. This is just one sixth. Let's understand this using an example question: I read the question for you. Q: If Alex can complete a certain job in 6 hours and Ben can complete the same in 10 hours. How long will it take to complete the job, if both of them would work together? The first thing to do is to identify the questions topic. This is the question that falls under This is a question that falls into cost problem solving and get an Alice's way to say the topics: Problem solving and Data Analysis, were is said the topics are averages, percentages, ratios, distance- speed and time, work and time and so on and this question is a Work and Time question. Where you got to know the formula for work and time? What's a formula of work and time, however work and time are related to each other. Work= (the speed at which somebody is working)

√ ( 2 ) ">?(2)?(2)- 2
- 4
- 8

All of you can take 2 minutes to try solving this question first and you can type in your answers that you think was right in the chat. It's 3.59 pm now. I am giving you two minutes, I am starting the time now. Lakshit have answered it, Vivian has answered it too, Olia has also replied and lets learn have also replied. Yashus have also done it. Vivian is very confident about the answer I guess. And you've been typing it twice but this is the third time I guess. I hope all of you have answered it. Anybody who is left out? Yeah this happens to be a simple question. Let's understand the topic this falls into the Passport to Advanced Math, were you have roots and exponents topic. Vivian correct answer is **D** when I said he that's mighty fine OK I thought it was how do you define nicety That's OK now. Due to simple question one observation that needs to be made is not all of you have got the same answer. What I feel as good as any and not there has got just be another has got to see and this one was good because D.S. said. So that's a choice as I think I've been even to distribute it. I want to be OK. Friday. OK Now any of fuel. And to get a cure says I'm getting another half a minute to really walk on it and critic yourself. I'm not still to any of the incidents right. We'll discuss that one minute to recheck and correct youself. OK. It says

x a + y a = ( x y ">xa+ya=(xy)axa+ya=(xy)a) a

Another rule we applied to this rule is:

x 1 / a = a √ x ">x1/a=a?xx1/a=a?x

**x.**Now I am sure that all of you are clear of what the answer is? And who had got the secret right. Half of x is goint to be ** half of x**. So in that case again there's another pitfall in that you should be very careful about. I hope it's clear to all a few what the secret of this test was. Be extra cautious of common pitfalls. But those of you who have joined later I would like to remind you that the recordings would be made available and each of you would be individually mailed and the recording would be shared with each of you after the session. Any questions that you have so far, Okay Alia is forgotten to have the value of

- Knowing where you go wrong?
- Knowing the concept?
- Knowing how the questions are design?
- How do the answer choices of design?
- How do you eliminate answer choices in case you have to guess?
- How do you pace the test, when it is a long question, lengthy question say to it I'll get back to you and more on with the test?

Let's understand how to prepare in which type of question. You have to use the most of the relevant material to do this first. You have to get the help from professionals second. Those who have not just experience in training you but also have known the test. They, themselves taken the test they know how the questions are designed and so on. And you also have to have a very systematic plan of preparation. Saying how many questions of each type would you want to practice? How much time do you want to allot to the preparation? How do you schedule all of that time that you have? Each day what you want to do? That's all going to be a part of your preparation. Have I answered your question or did you have anything else? All right, while you're taking a poll and you get an idea of what are all the key components of a SAT Math preparation or A SAT preparation. They're going to test simulated ones, Mock test, the Math path, the reading and the writing part, the score reports I hope all of you have give your poll. OK Let's move on. That's a few more secrets. **Not All Equal** is the next secret. What does it mean? The 4 broad math topics that we have seen at the beginning of the session: Heart of Algebra, Passport to advance Math, Problem solving and data analysis and additional math topic. Not all of them found to be of equal number of questions to the test. Who does the max? is the Algebra. Most of your questions on test are from Algebra. It's the lion's share. So knowing these, how do you act is. Don't be afraid of it. Don't blame it. Just tame it. What is tame it. Just practice a lot of algebra questions. You know what kind of topics are there, what going to questions are there in algebra? Master it and then move on to the next priority area. Let's look at algebraic question to understand. How would algebraic question can look like, the passport to advance map or the heart of algebra. This is a question which says, if f(x)= x-2, g(x)= x+2. For the value of x at which f(x) equal half of g(x), what is the value of g(x). Does it is asking us to find f(x) or g(x)? Its asking the value of g(x). I repeat the question, if f(x)= x-2, g(x)= x+2. For the value of x at which f(x) equal half of g(x), what is the value of g(x)? Now this topic, this question is from is a function. Then this comes in the area of Heart of Algebra. Right, do you want to try on this. Okay, take 2 minutes to try and reply your answers in the chat. Okay, Vivian has asked us what is reading and writing test? Your SAT is not just about the Math but also about the English. The English has 2 sections: One is testing your own reading and one is testing your own writing. OK ishes as you were asking about another question similar to this. You can try just one. Alia had answered it as 6. Yash has also said 6.Vivian also as 6. Alia has a nice question. How you prepare SAT in a weak. Okay We'll get back to this question later. Interesting. Let's learn has also said 6 and this time more or less all of your unanimously opting for the answer

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