The SAT Reasoning
Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is
a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The SAT
is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a non-profit
organization in the United States, and was once developed, published, and
scored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). ETS now administers the
exam. The SAT score is one important factor colleges look at when they
consider your application.
SAT Reasoning Test has three parts: Critical Reading, Mathematics and
Writing. This class at MCS only focuses on Mathematics.
The objectives for
SAT1 are to help students getting familiar with the SAT type of questions,
reviewing what they have learned in their school and getting exposed to
the topics student will learn later on.
Another objective is to help those 7th graders who choose to take the SAT
test in order for them to be qualified for the Duke University's Talent
A notebook, a
binder/folder, and a couple of pencils are all we need for this class.
Your child is expected to take the notes during the class and use the
notebook as the scrap paper. The binder/folder is used to organize the
materials distributed in the class. Each child is expected to keep them in
good order and safe place so that they can have something to review with
when they take the real SAT test in the future.
The textbooks that
will be used in this class include:
(1) The Official SAT Study Guide, by College Board SAT, College Board, New
(2) Conquering SAT Math, 2nd Edition, by Robert Postman and Ryan Postman,
(3) 432 Math Questions for the SAT with Solutions, by Michael Suppe
You are NOT expected to buy those books. Copies of related materials will
be distributed in the class.
(1) First, please
make sure your child TRIED to finish his/her homework before he/she goes
to the class. But your help with your child's problem solving will NOT be
appreciated. The teacher would like students to do their work
(2) Secondly, you can check to see if your child has taken the notes
during the class. You can pretty much tell if he/she is absent-minded in
the class or not. Past experience shows that parents' involvement in that
matter really makes the difference.
(3) The one more last thing the teacher would likes you to help with this
class is to tell him in person or email the teacher your
suggestions/comments so that he can do it better in the future.