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SAT Math Workbook Review by Jacquelin Caffey(SAT Math Prep 2017/2018 – 2500 fast practice problems designed to ensure you understand the SAT inside out)
Nowadays how you do on your standardized testing is given so much emphasis on college applications. If you are like most students, you are not a math whiz and need to work at getting a high score. That’s where the SAT Math Workbook comes to the rescue! Written by a high school senior, Ryan Ofman, who scored an 800 this book is designed to give your students the building blocks for the math you need to tackle the test.
The SAT Math Workbook is not just a book filled with SAT practice problems, rather, it is a book of drills for specific skills that are used in SAT problems to help you refresh your skills.
With five chapters, you will dive into:
Arithmetic and Number Properties
Each Chapter gives you one to eight pages of helpful review and how-to’s before getting to the drill sheets. Starting with the basics of multiplication and division all the way to square roots with variables. The chapter worksheets have between 1-25 problems each focusing on each of the sections presented within the chapter lesson. This may sound overwhelming but the book is set up to give you a little chunk at a time, building your confidence and not to overwhelm you with pages of math problems.
This is a consumable book, meaning you can only use it with one student and not make any copies of the pages. Many of the drill sheets ask you not to use a hand-held calculator, but rather to rely on your brain calculator which I really like. Too far and in between you can input the wrong number and the problem is wrong. Writing out the work not only helps you put the right numbers down, but helps you refresh your basic math fact skills.
My current 11th grader is scheduled to take the March SAT. Math is not her strong subject, she has to really work at it to get a good grade. Our current study plan has her studying 1.5 hours a day, Monday through Saturday with a good portion of that spent studying math. With the help of this drill book we are able to see just where her weaknesses are and to build on them through drilling and practice. By going over sample problems with a fine-tooth comb as this book drills her weak areas has helped with her daily math instruction too.
Being successful on the SAT means you need to know the ins and outs of algebra and I believe the thorough drill instruction in this book will help you do just that. But don’t let algebra scare you, you just have to practice, practice, practice! After all, practice makes perfect, right?
-Product review by Jacquelin Caffey, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, February, 2018