CATEGORY: Open courses

Open Tier 3

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Tier 3.  This course, divided into three parts, prepares students for the SAT.  Part 1 relies heavily upon George F. Simmons’ textbook, Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell, and covers real numbers, polynomials, linear equations, the quadratic equation, inequalities, functions, graphs, and straight parallel, and perpendicular lines, and other topics.  Part 2 covers additional topics seen on the SAT, including percentages, markups and discounts, means, medians, and averages, as well as ratios, logic, progressions, series, probabilities, permutations and combinations.  Part 3 deals with preparation for the test itself – how often you should practice, get a good night’s sleep before the test, etc.  This part also contains many practice problems so that your student will be familiar with the types of questions the test may ask.