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The SSAT includes two 30-minute math sections, which are each composed of 25 five-choice multiple-choice questions. Given the time limit and the number of questions, students have a little over a minute to answer each question. The questions within the SSAT math sections will progress in difficulty as a student works his or her way through the section. Because a student loses ¼ point for each incorrect answer, a student should not make random guesses on the SSAT math sections. Students are NOT allowed to use a calculator on the SSAT math.
The SSAT tests a student’s skills in three mathematical areas: computations, geometry/algebra, and mathematical concepts. The table below provides a list of the types of match concepts that could be tested on the SSAT.
Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Percents, fractions, and decimals
Elementary concepts of algebra
Ratio and proportion
Elementary concepts of geometry
Ordering of numbers (greater than, less than)
Basic concepts of angle measurement
Concepts of positive and negative numbers
Interpretation of data
Concepts of odd and even numbers
Sample SSAT Math Questions
Answers: 1. (B), 2. (C), 3. (C), 4. (C)
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