Content of the SAT II Math IIC

Math IIC covers a variety of mathematical
topics. ETS, the company that writes the SAT IIs, provides the following
breakdown of the topics covered on the test:

**Topic** |
**Percent of Test** |
**Usual Number of Questions** |

Algebra |
18% |
9 |

Plane Geometry |
— |
— |

Solid Geometry |
8% |
4 |

Coordinate Geometry |
12% |
6 |

Trigonometry |
20% |
10 |

Functions |
24% |
12 |

Statistics and Sets |
6% |
3 |

Miscellaneous |
12% |
6 |

While accurate, this breakdown is too broad to really
help you direct your studying toward the meaningful areas of the
test. We’ve created the following detailed breakdown based on careful
examination of the test:

**Topic** |
** Percent of Test** |
**Usual Number of Questions** |

**Algebra** |
18% |
9 |

Arithmetic |
2% |
1 |

Equation solving |
5% |
2.5 |

Binomials, polynomials, quadratics |
14% |
7 |

**Solid Geometry** |
8% |
4 |

Solids (cubes, cylinders, cones, etc.) |
4% |
2 |

Inscribed solids, solids by rotation |
1% |
0.5 |

**Coordinate Geometry** |
12% |
6 |

Lines and distance |
6% |
3 |

Conic sections (parabolas, circles) |
5% |
2.5 |

Coordinate space |
2% |
1 |

Graphing |
2% |
1 |

Vectors |
1% |
0.5 |

**Trigonometry** |
20% |
10 |

Basic functions (sine, cosine, tangent) |
12% |
6 |

Trigonometric identities |
4% |
2 |

Inverse trigonometric functions |
2% |
1 |

Trigonometry in non-right triangles |
1% |
0.5 |

Graphing trigonometric functions |
1% |
0.5 |

**Functions** |
24% |
12 |

Basic, compound, inverse functions |
8% |
4 |

Graphing functions |
6% |
3 |

Domain and range of functions |
8% |
4 |

**Statistics and Sets** |
6% |
3 |

Mean, median, mode |
2% |
1 |

Probability |
2% |
1 |

Permutations and combinations |
4% |
2 |

Group questions, sets |
1% |
0.5 |

**Miscellaneous** |
12% |
6 |

Arithmetic and geometric series |
4% |
2 |

Logic |
1% |
0.5 |

Limits |
1% |
0.5 |

Imaginary numbers |
1% |
0.5 |

This book is organized according to the categories in
the above breakdown, allowing you to focus on each topic to the
degree you feel necessary. In addition, each question in the practice
tests at the back of this book has been categorized according to
these topics so that when you study your practice tests, you can
very precisely identify your weaknesses and then use this book to
address them.