The SAT Math Test is a section of the SAT exam designed to test your comprehension in the math you use every day, such as in your college, professional, and personal life. You will be assessed on your level of understanding of basic mathematical concepts, procedural skill and math fluency, and your ability to apply these concepts and skills to problems in the real world. The exam includes multi-step problems which are rooted in science and social science, career scenarios, as well as other real-life contexts. So in a sense, when you use math skills outside of the classroom, you are likely preparing for the SAT without realizing it.
The exam covers an array of math concepts which emphasize problem solving, modeling, and strategically using tools, as well as algebraic structure. The test begins with basic math concepts you should be familiar with from your high school studies. Question difficulty levels increase as the test progresses. The highest level of difficulty of SAT math questions includes trigonometry and pre-calculus. You will have 80 minutes to complete the SAT Math Test, which breaks down into 55 minutes for the calculator section and 25 minutes for non-calculator questions.