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

ISBN-10: 0803964811

ISBN-13: 9780803964815

Pub. Date: 04/24/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

## 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)

## Related Subjects

 Preface About the Authors Introduction 1 I About the SAT I 4 Format of the SAT I 4 The Mathematics Section of the SAT I 5 Calculator Use on the SAT I - Reasoning Test 6 Student-Produced Response Questions 7 II Advising Students on Test Taking 8 Preparation 8 Test-Taking Procedures 8 To Guess or Not to Guess 9 III Nonroutine Mathematics Topics to Strengthen Students' Problem-Solving Abilities 11 Using Proportional Relationships to Solve Problems 12 Simplifying the Procedure to Solve an Equation 13 Comparing Areas of Similar Figures 13 Work Problems 14 Averaging Rates 15 Finding Areas of "Nameless" Geometric Figures 17 Likelihood Problems 18 Successive Discounts 19 Clock Problems 20 Sequence Problems 22 Counting Problems 24 Comparing Fractions 25 IV Specific Problem-Solving Strategies 27 Strategy 1: Working Backwards 27 Strategy 2: Finding a Pattern 30 Strategy 3: Adopting a Different Point of View 38 Strategy 4: Solve a Simpler, Analogous Problem 48 Strategy 5: Using Extreme Cases 54 Strategy 6: Visual Representation 57 Strategy 7: Intelligent Guessing and Testing 61 Strategy 8: Accounting for All Possibilities 67 Strategy 9: Organizing Data 72 Strategy 10: Deductive Reasoning 78 Appendix: Review of Mathematical Principles 85 Rules for Divisibility 85 Order of Operations 87 A Brief Review of Fractions, Decimal Fractions, and Percents 88 Percentage Problems 92 A Brief Review of Some Essentials of Algebra 93 A Brief Review of Some Essentials of Probability 107 A Brief Review of Some Essentials of Geometry 109