Content of SAT II Math IC
Content of SAT II Math IC
The Math IC test covers a variety of topics. ETS, the company that writes the test, provides the following breakdown of coverage:
Topic Percent of Test Usual Number of Questions
Algebra 30% 15
Plane Geometry 20% 10
Solid Geometry 6% 3
Coordinate Geometry 12% 6
Trigonometry 8% 4
Functions 12% 6
Statistics and Sets 6% 3
Miscellaneous 6% 3
This breakdown is accurate, but it is too broad to help you direct your studying in any meaningful way. That’s why we created this more detailed breakdown of the test:
Topic Percent of Test Usual Number of Questions
Algebra 30% 15
Arithmetic 1–3% 1
Equation solving 18–22% 10
Binomials, polynomials, quadratics 5–7% 3
Plane Geometry 20% 10
Lines and angles 3–5% 2
Triangles, polygons, circles 14–18% 8
Solid Geometry 6% 3
Solids (cubes, cylinders, cones, etc.) 7–9% 4
Inscribed solids, solids by rotation 1–3% 1
Coordinate Geometry 12% 6
Lines and distance 7–9% 4
Graphing 1–3% 1
Conic sections (parabolas, circles) 3–5% 2
Trigonometry 8% 4
Basic functions (sine, cosine, tangent) 3–5% 2
Trigonometric identities 1–3% 1
Functions 12% 6
Basic, compound, inverse functions 7–9% 4
Graphing functions 1–3% 1
Domain and range of functions 1–3% 2
Statistics and Sets 1–3% 2
Mean, median, mode 6% 3
Probability 1–3% 1
Permutations and combinations 1–2% 0.5
Group questions, sets 1–2% 0.5
Miscellaneous 6% 3
Arithmetic and geometric series 1–2% 0.5
Logic 1–3% 1
Limits 1–2% 0.5
Imaginary numbers 1–2% 0.5
This book is organized according to these categories, allowing you to focus on each topic to whatever degree you feel necessary. Also, each question in the practice tests at the back of this book is grouped by the above categories, so that you can very precisely identify your weaknesses and then use this book to address them.
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