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.