This live SAT Math Prep online class, taught by Apologia math author, Kathryn Gomes, will help homeschool students improve their math skills, have fun, and increase their confidence.
The course is designed to accommodate a wide variety of skill levels. In the first week of class each student takes a full-length practice test. Mrs. Gomes analyzes their results, question by question to identify strengths and weaknesses. She then creates a personalized study plan for the remaining six weeks of the class. Since the plans are individualized, she can challenge the exceptional student who is shooting for a perfect 800, while also supporting struggling math students. Both types of students have succeeded in this class and have made big improvements on the test.
The SAT can be a source of great anxiety for many students (and parents too). But, the key to success on the test is now no secret, students just need to prepare. In 2016 the math sections of the SAT were completely recreated and the College Board became totally transparent about what content is tested. The test has been redesigned so that any student who invests the time and effort in preparing will succeed.
Additionally, this class is guaranteed to improve student performance in regular math class as well.
In this seven-week SAT math test prep course we will review all the core mathematical concepts and skills on the test. Additionally, personally-tailored assignments and weekly live discussions address common pitfall areas for students (such as fractions, negative numbers, graphing, and exponents). Significant time is spent on SAT level problems, but we also review some of the fundamental content needed to understand those questions. In addition to math skills, students will practice proven test-taking strategies that will dramatically help to improve scores.
An online SAT prep class is a great way to make sure that the preparation to succeed actually happens.
The class meets weekly to practice problems, strategies, and time-saving techniques. Throughout the week, students follow their personalized study plan. Typical assignments include a video tutorial coupled with corresponding SAT level practice problems. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the test format and will have reviewed the fundamental concepts in Algebra 1, Algebra II, Geometry, and Trigonometry.
- Week 1: Introduction to the SAT
- Week 2: Heart of Algebra (Part 1)
- Week 3: Heart of Algebra (part 2)
- Week 4: Problem Solving and Data Analysis (part 1)
- Week 5: Problem Solving and Data Analysis (part 2)
- Week 6: Passport to Advanced Mathematics
- Week 7: Additional Topics
Who should enroll?
This course is for students in 8th-12th grade who are preparing to take the SAT exam. The course aligns specifically with the SAT test. It has been designed with flexible assignments so that a wide range of students can benefit, from those who are aiming for a perfect score to those who struggle with high school level mathematics. Some students have also taken this class to review and brush up on their skills even if they were not planning to take the SAT in the immediate future.
- High speed, broadband Internet
- Sound card and microphone (for live sessions)
- Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
- TI-83 graphing calculator (strongly recommended)
Evaluation and Feedback
The course quizzes on Canvas and the Khan Academy practice problems are graded automatically. Students also receive feedback during the live sessions where we both discuss the correct answers as well as different ways to solve the same problem.
Students communicate with me throughout the week via Canvas.