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SAT Math Toolkits
SAT Math Toolkits
The Academic Approach SAT Toolkit is a set of tools and instructional materials to help schools infuse SAT-level rigor into curriculum and to infuse targeted skills and practices into instruction.
The Academic Approach SAT Toolkit is a set of tools and instructional materials to help schools infuse SAT- level rigor into curriculum and to infuse targeted skills and practices into instruction.
Each Math Toolkit includes
SAT Test Specifications
Directly from College Board
Concrete skills that may show up on the PSAT/SAT
Use to write objectives or student actions and analyze unit plans
for full SAT skill coverage
Common Core Best Bridge
The Common Core State Standards that connect best with the SAT Test
- Use when writing lesson plans to connect to multiple standard systems
Sample Student Actions
- Provide students with a clear purpose to focus their learning efforts
(in student-friendly language)
Use to direct your choice of instructional activities
Academic Skills and Suggestions
for Improvement by SAT Score Band
Scaffolded ways to increase rigor within the skill
- Instruction ideas to meet the needs of various students
SAT Examples by Difficulty Level
- Scaffolded ways to increase rigor within the skill directly aligned to SAT
- Use for transfer of knowledge to high-rigor assessment application
Learning activity that asks students to demonstrate their knowledge,
understanding, and proficiency within the skill
Builds on content knowledge, process skills, and work habits
Strategically place within your lesson or unit to enhance learning as the student
“pulls it all together”
Creative Strategies Lesson
There is often more than one correct way to solve SAT Math questions. There is, though, a best way for each individual student—the way that helps them improve accuracy and increase efficiency.
Rule-based approaches are reliable.
Formulas and rules are designed to
produce the answers students need, and
they work best when:
the problem is familiar and formula
the available answer choices cannot
be easily eliminated.
Creative approaches are tactical. They may
not always be optimal, but they are
versatile and shine when:
you don’t have a rule-based approach
available, or the rule-based approach
the available answer choices allow for
elimination through logical thinking.
the problem is beyond the scope of a
single rule-based approach.
Students always want to ask themselves
which approach will be the most accurate
and efficient for them.
Two creative ways to solve SAT problems
are: (see lesson for more details)
For educators who use MyAcademicApproach.com or our Formative Assessment Builder, we’ve
created a guide for you to use as you switch from classroom to online instruction.
Every Student is Different
We know our students; each one is unique, and each one requires a different approach, especially during these unprecedented times. That is why our ACT, SAT, and Middle School test prep is customized to each student and school partner.
We improve your students’ standardized testing by tailoring our research-based, expert instruction and curriculum to your needs, and we can get started with you right away.