We did more practice problems from The Official SAT Practice Test 5, focusing on strategy and using the answers to our advantage.
We covered some last minute topics including geometry rules, equation of a circle, and averages
Best of luck on the SAT tomorrow! You have come so far, and I'm so proud of you!
Friday 9/23/2022 at 4 pm (SAT Math) - 1 hour
Lesson info
Refreshers:
Probability, permutations, and combinations
Pythagorean triples (right triangles)
Exponential growth and decay
Remainder theorem
Average speed: total distance / total time
Arithmetic mean: using formula for averages and finding the sum
We went over the SAT practice packet from last week, focusing on the easier questions that you completed for homework. Our goal is to make sure you get those questions right first, before we move onto harder ones.
Homework
Please finish the packet that I assigned last week (the calculator-allowed section) for this Tuesday. On Tuesday we will go over another practice section.
Tuesday 9/20/2022 at 5:30 pm (SAT Math) - 1 hour
Lesson info
We went over exponential growth and decay equations, focusing on the form of the equation and what each term meant
We went over averages and always finding the total if you're given the average and the number of observations.
We continued working on the SAT practice packet from last week, focusing on questions that were more difficult
Homework
Please finish the packet that I assigned last week (the calculator-allowed section) for this Friday. Let me know if there are any questions you felt uncomfortable with or had no idea where to begin.
Friday 9/16/2022 at 4 pm (SAT Math) - 1 hour
Lesson info
Refreshers:
Probability, permutations and combinations
Remainder theorem
Sine and cosine being complementary to each other
We went over a practice calculator-allowed section to see where else we needed more work and review
Homework
Watch this video on SAT exponential growth/decay and take notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZE5EihrtZc (11 minutes). Please send me a screenshot or picture of your notes before our next tutoring session for me to make sure you did the homework.
Tuesday 9/6/2022 at 5:30 pm (SAT Math) - 1 hour
Lesson info
Refreshers:
We went over probability and made sure she understood how to interpret conditional probability and the difference between "and" & "or"
We reviewed the remainder theorem
We did a lesson on counting problems and some SAT practice surrounding that. We covered the fundamental counting principle and how to "build" counting scenarios.
We went over permutations and combinations
Permutation = order does matter (e.g. people finishing a race)
Combination = order does not matter (e.g. people on a committee)
The difference between permutation and combination vs. counting = in permutations and combinations, you CANNOT repeat objects.
Homework
Please do the rest of the packet I gave you last Friday for this Friday! If you lost it, it's up here next to this lesson.
As a refresher, we went over some of the items we covered yesterday, including:
Completing the square (standard vs. vertex forms of parabolas)
Remainder theorem
Writing systems of linear equations
We went over some probability problems and started a no-calculator section on the SAT, focusing on accuracy instead of stressing over time constraints
Our goal is to MAXIMIZE our score, so it is in our best interest to get the easy questions right, since the SAT Math section is in order of difficulty!
We went over the incorrect questions from the diagnostic test. I made up some new practice problems on the spot just to make sure you understood the concepts. For next week, please prepare for a short quiz at the beginning of the session based on these problems that we went over.