Teachers! Prepare Your Students for the Mathematics for SAT* I: Methods and Problem-Solving Strategies

Teachers! Prepare Your Students for the Mathematics for SAT* I: Methods and Problem-Solving Strategies

by Alfred S. (Steven) Posamentier, Stephen Krulik
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803964811

ISBN-13: 9780803964815

Pub. Date: 04/24/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Crammed with strategies, ideas, and techniques to help you boost your students' math SAT I scores.

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Crammed with strategies, ideas, and techniques to help you boost your students' math SAT I scores.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803964815
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/24/1996
Series:
Teacher Support and Retention Series
Edition description:
Teacher's Edition, Instructor's Manual,
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors
Introduction1
IAbout the SAT I4
Format of the SAT I4
The Mathematics Section of the SAT I5
Calculator Use on the SAT I - Reasoning Test6
Student-Produced Response Questions7
IIAdvising Students on Test Taking8
Preparation8
Test-Taking Procedures8
To Guess or Not to Guess9
IIINonroutine Mathematics Topics to Strengthen Students' Problem-Solving Abilities11
Using Proportional Relationships to Solve Problems12
Simplifying the Procedure to Solve an Equation13
Comparing Areas of Similar Figures13
Work Problems14
Averaging Rates15
Finding Areas of "Nameless" Geometric Figures17
Likelihood Problems18
Successive Discounts19
Clock Problems20
Sequence Problems22
Counting Problems24
Comparing Fractions25
IVSpecific Problem-Solving Strategies27
Strategy 1: Working Backwards27
Strategy 2: Finding a Pattern30
Strategy 3: Adopting a Different Point of View38
Strategy 4: Solve a Simpler, Analogous Problem48
Strategy 5: Using Extreme Cases54
Strategy 6: Visual Representation57
Strategy 7: Intelligent Guessing and Testing61
Strategy 8: Accounting for All Possibilities67
Strategy 9: Organizing Data72
Strategy 10: Deductive Reasoning78
Appendix: Review of Mathematical Principles85
Rules for Divisibility85
Order of Operations87
A Brief Review of Fractions, Decimal Fractions, and Percents88
Percentage Problems92
A Brief Review of Some Essentials of Algebra93
A Brief Review of Some Essentials of Probability107
A Brief Review of Some Essentials of Geometry109

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