How to Prepare for the Sat II: Mathematics Level ICby James J. Rizzuto, James J. Rizzuto
Six full-length model exams plus a diagnostic test are presented with all questions answered and explained. Detailed advice includes problem- solving strategies and advice on making the most efficient use of calculators. Revised subject review chapters cover algebra, geometry (plane, solid, and coordinate), functions, trigonometry, polynomials and factoring, inequalities, ratio, proportion and similarity, counting problems, the binomial theorem, probability, and an introduction to statistics. The new eighth edition contains many new practice questions--a total of 900 multiple-choice questions in all- with answers, and extensive revision of review material.
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I have used this book and previous editions to supplement my classroom teaching for almost 30 years, and I strongly recommend it to other teachers. The test-taking advice, alone, is worth the price of the book, which has a chapter on problem-solving strategies, test-taking tips distributed throughout the book, and test-taking techniques summarized at the end of each chapter. It is loaded with multiple-choice questions, carefully explained. There are enough to assign 25 a week for every week of the school year as a math review and continuous practice in problem-solving. The information is reliable, dependable and accurate. My students find the back of the book summaries of facts, formulas and procedures to be a handy reference to jog foggy memories. The layout is clear, easy to read and follow, and duplicates the style and structure of actual test materials, all of which help make students just a bit more comfortable with the test, itself. The author provides lots of useful advice both as an experienced math teacher and a college counselor. The advice would be especially valuable for new teachers who may be unfamiliar with the test and need authoritative help in guiding and preparing students.
This book was ok in reviewing for the Math IC exam, but if you only have a short amount of time to review, this book it not for you; I would suggest the Princeton Review book instead. It goes in depth with EVERYTHING, and functions more like a mini-textbook than a review book. However, this book does have alot of practice examinations to use, unlike the Princeton Review book.