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# SAT Math Level 1

SAT Math Level 1: three years of college-preparatory mathematics - including two years of algebra and one year of geometry - plus a love of problem solving equals readiness for the SAT Math Level 1 Subject Test. It can help you stand out when applying to college.

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SAT Math Level 1: three years of college-preparatory mathematics – including two years of algebra and one year of geometry – plus a love of problem solving equals readiness for the SAT Math Level 1 Subject Test. It can help you stand out when applying to college.

– College Board

# SAT Math Level 1 Test

The SAT Math Level 1 test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. If you have completed three years of high school math, you have likely learned all the topics covered on the test. In fact, you almost surely have learned more than you need. At most, two or three questions, and possibly none, should seem completely unfamiliar to you.

## Formulas to Memorize

You need to know well over a hundred facts and formulas to do well on the SAT Math Level 1 test. However, many of them you have known for years, such as the formulas for the area of rectangles, triangles, and circles. Others you learned more recently, such as the laws of exponents and the quadratic formula. In the math review, each essential fact is referred to as a key fact, and you should study and memorize each one that you do not already know.
There are five formulas, however, that you do not have to memorize. It is unlikely that more than one of the 50 questions on any SAT Math Level 1 test would require you to use one of these formulas, and it is possible that none of them will. So don’t worry if you are not familiar with them.

Try answer all the questions on a test. Occasionally, they might have to leave out a question because they get stuck, but they never start a test planning to pace themselves in such a way as to omit 10, 15 or 20 percent of the questions intentionally. If you are an outstanding math student and your goal is to get an 800, then not only do you have to answer all 50 questions, you have to answer them correctly. If, on the other hand, your goal is to earn a 650, then, as you can see from the conversion, you could answer fewer than 40 questions and even miss a few.

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