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ACT and SAT Prep,  year-round!

Get a jump start on next year and prepare for the ACT or SAT now!

The ACT and SAT are two of the most important tests your child will see in high school. If you're worried about either, we can help. Our ACT and SAT test prep curriculumn is aimed at helping your student really understand the mathematical concepts they will see on the test, as well as teaching them the testing strategies they need to succeed.

It's never too early to start! For true understanding and the best results, we recommended enrolling early, for extended exposure to the concepts and techniques your student will learn. We do, however, offer excelerated programs for those with less time to prepare.

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The ACT.

 

Our recommended ACT program, in its entirety, is approximately 4-5 months, with two 60-minute sessions a week and a practice test every Saturday. We do, however, tailor the program to each student and discuss realistic goals and progress on a case-by-case basis. In general, our ACT program consists of the following, with modifications based on current skill level and available time:

  1. Student takes a practice test from McGraw-Hill's ACT Prep book.
  2. Student takes our own Mathnasium ACT Math Skills Assessment.​​​​
  3. Student completes our ACT Workout Book, which is designed to help students develop the mind set needed for the ACT, as well as to refine concepts and skills needed to succeed on the ACT. The Workout Book contains three sections:
    1. Fundamental ConceptsFor a goal score of 16-20 (reviews skills from pre-algebra to trigonometry).
    2. Intermediate Concepts: For a goal score of 21-25 (reviews problems that are solved using formulas and algorithms).
    3. Advanced Concepts: For a goal score of 26 or above (reviews problems that test a student's knowledge of major math concepts and require students to use critical thinking skills).
  4. Student does extra work for any problems or concepts they struggle with in the Workout Book.
  5. Student does as many practice tests as time permits.

Remember: The ACT does not take points off for incorrect questions, so it is in a student's best interest to answer every question, even if it is a guess.

Although the ACT does allow the use of a calculator, all the problems can be solved without one, so we focus on the skills needed to solve questions without a calculator.

See below for the concepts and topics covered on the math portion of the ACT:

 

The SAT.

 

Our recommended SAT program consists of two 60-minute sessions a week and four official SAT practice tests. We do, however, tailor the program to each student and discuss realistic goals and progress on a case-by-case basis. In general, our SAT program consists of the following, with modifications based on current skill level and available time:

  1. Student takes our Mathnasium Basic SAT Skills Assessment. Students who score 90% or higher also take the Advanced SAT Skills Assessment
  2. Student takes a practice SAT from The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board (can be found online). We recommend starting with SAT Practice Test #2 or #3
  3. Based on the scoring guidelines, customize the SAT program to the student's specific areas of weakness.
  4. Student is assigned a Workout Book based on their SAT assessments and scores. Our Mathnasium Workout Book is designed to develop the mindset needed for the SAT and to refine the concepts and skills needed to succeed on the test.
  5. Student spends 1/3 of their time on Mathnasium curriculumn that fills in their knowledge gaps, 1/3 of their time on their assigned Workout Book, and 1/3 of the time reviewing the missed questions on their SAT practice tests (if possible). 

Remember: The SAT does not take points off for incorrect questions, so it may not be in a student's best interest to answer every question. Educated guessing is still recommended. 

On the SAT:

  • Most math questions will be multiple choice, but some—called grid-ins—ask you to come up with the answer rather than select the answer.
  • The Math Test is divided into two portions: Math Test–Calculator and Math Test–No Calculator.

Although the SAT does allow the use of a calculator on one section, many of the problems can be solved without one, so we focus on using number sense to eliminate and solve problems when possible. The SAT has three Math Suite subscores: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced Math. We cover all of them.

Schedule are Free Math Skills Assessment

Call us today to talk more about our ACT or SAT prep at  (210) 399-3151