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Perfect for a Snow Day: ACT/SAT/ Math Review


cats in the snow  Jan 27 2011 012Many students will be taking the ACT or the make-up SAT this coming Saturday, February 7, and today’s snow day is a wonderful opportunity for kids to do some prep work.

There’s lots of test prep material online; here are some of my favorites:

The ACT has a nice set of practice questions on their website, including good explanations for every item. Go to www.ACT.org, then click on “I am a student or parent,” then click on “Test Prep” and then go to “sample questions.” Or, just click here: http://www.actstudent.org/sampletest/

Also, make sure kids read all the tips and details the ACT folks provide; these will make students feel more prepared on test day.

There’s tons of free SAT prep stuff online, starting with the SAT website which provides a full-length practice test (today is the perfect day to try it!). Go towww.SAT.org, then click on “practice,” and then “full practice test.” Or just click here: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/

Khan Academy also has a free SAT practice test plus lots of nice practice questions with video explanations:  https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

And on my own website I’ve got a collection of free Kaplan videos full of tips, strategies and refreshers; they’re targeted for the SAT but are just as helpful for ACT students. I’ve also included a link to the Top 100 SAT vocabulary words (which includes a link to those words on Quizlet online flash cards), and some other tips and articles: http://www.leighcousins.com/Tests.html

For everyone else, KhanAcademy has good videos and online practice sets for every math level and topic (plus many science topics). This could be a great day to grab one confusing and difficult math area (fractions? coordinate geometry? trig?) and watching a Khan video and trying a few problems. There’s nothing like repetition and review to make even the toughest math concepts eventually “sink in.”

Perfect for a Snow Day: ACT/SAT/ Math Review


Leigh Pretnar Cousins, MS

Leigh Pretnar Cousins, MS is an educator, counselor, writer and speaker. She's been a tutor, test prep coach and home school teacher for over thirty years. Click HERE to visit Leigh's website and to subscribe to her newsletter, "Learning Something New."


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Cousins, L. (2015). Perfect for a Snow Day: ACT/SAT/ Math Review. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 1, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/always-learning/2015/02/perfect-for-a-snow-day-actsat-math-review/

 

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