SAT Math Cognition
Throughout America, Europe, and Asia there is increasing
demand for SAT preparation that goes beyond such simplistic techniques
as “plug-in” and “backsolve”. More and more
students are seeking not just decent scores, but scores that can open
doors to America’s most competitive colleges.
SAT Math Cognition is a resource for SAT tutors and teachers, as well
as highly motivated students. This digital text consists of
step-by-step walkthroughs for the math questions in the practice tests
in the College Board’s Official Study Guide for the New SAT. The
techniques shown are the “real” techniques: the fastest,
most efficient techniques available. These are the techniques used by
the world’s best, and are similar to those taught in AVE’s
highly regarded Advanced SAT Seminars.
If you are an SAT tutor who trains students who are serious about
attaining perfect SAT Math scores, you will find the best explanations
and strategies here. If you are a student who is training to get a
perfect SAT math score, this is the most important SAT preparation tool
you can buy. In the year since its release, it has become the
preparation tool that AVE uses more than any other. In fact, nearly all
of AVE’s intermediate and advanced students use SAT Math
SAT Math Cognition is available for immediate download
for $35. It includes answer explanations for all 8 practice tests in
the College Board's Official SAT Study Guide for the New SAT. It also
includes a supplementary packet on Combinatorics, which most high
schools do not adequately teach.
To view a sample page from SAT Math Cognition, please click here. The page contains solutions to problems found at the end of Test 7. Click here to view an entire section.
You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader. It can be downloaded for free here. Please check the sample page to make sure that you will be able to view the Sat Math Cognition files.
Instructions for Purchasing AVE's SAT Math Cognition
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2. Click the "Checkout" button on the next screen.
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4. Once the payment has been processed, you will receive
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5. Click on the link, which will take you to a download screen. Follow the instructions.
6. Once you download it, run the file. It will extract to several pdf files. These files are SAT Math Cognition.
7. You should receive the file within one hour. If you do not receive
the file within 24 hours, please email email@example.com and include
"SAT Math Cognition" in the subject of your email.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can SAT Math Cognition be used without the Official Study Guide for the New SAT?
Sat Math Cognition contains explanations, not the questions themselves.
It can not be effectively used without the Official Study Guide for the New SAT .
Does AVE offer any similar products for the Critical Reading and Writing Sections of the SAT?
AVE is currently considering developing such products.
Additional Information for Education Professionals
Methods used in AVE's math cognition are similar to
those used in the rest of AVE's programs. Solutions are based on
fundamental principles, and avoid reliance on unnecessary formulas. For
example, an explanation may show a student that a sector of a circle
with a 60 degree central angel is 60/360, or 1/6, of a circle. It will
not encourage a student to memorize a formula such as (area of the
sector) =(central angle)/360*pi*r2. The methods may be equivalent, but most educators would agree that there is all the difference in the world between them.
At the same time, inefficient techniques such as
"plug-in" and "backsolve" are avoided. Students learn how to actually
solve problems, not simply figure out what the answers are likely to
be. This encourages development of mathematical reasoning skills while
strengthening core knowledge.