This SAT & ACT math prep video course is the perfect balance of accountability and flexibility that so many home school students look for. Designed by Apologia math author, Kathryn Gomes, this is the self-paced version of her extremely popular live class SAT/ACT Math Test Prep.
Upon enrolling, each student completes a survey and lists their math experience and test score goals. Based on those results, Mrs. Gomes will assign students to an appropriate section of the course. Sections vary based on the test students are preparing for and the level of difficulty they need in review videos and practice problems.
Additionally, this class is guaranteed to improve student performance in regular math class as well. Many students make new connections and solidify their knowledge as they spend 7 weeks reviewing the key concepts of high school math. You can even sign up for this class just for the review without registering for a standardized test.
This self-paced section was added because so many students were struggling to make the live sessions work. It a great option for a student who wants to prepare but has a crowded schedule.
The following elements are included in this course:
- 3 months access to the course website
- Over 30 original instructional videos that teach and review SAT and ACT math content
I also offer a live section of this course three times a year.
Throughout the week, students complete assignments tailored to their goals. Typical assignments include a video tutorial coupled with corresponding SAT level or ACT-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/ACT
- Week 2: Algebra 1 Review
- Week 3: Algebra 2 Review
- Week 4: Geometry and Trigonometry Review
- Week 5: Data Displays, Statistics, and Probability
- Week 6: Functions
- Week 7: Additional Topics
Who should enroll?
This course is for students in 8th-12th grade who are preparing to take the SAT or ACT exam. The course 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 a standardized test 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.