Math SAT 800: How to Master the Toughest Problems contains 425 math SAT problems suited for students who are at an advanced level. The chapters in this book will provide ample opportunity to practice only the most difficult problems found on the SAT. The goal of this book is to maximize your score by zeroing in on the most difficult problems that appear on the math section of the SAT. This book differs from other SAT books in that it doesn’t spend time on material that high achieving math students are already familiar with. Therefore, this book provides the most efficient way for advanced students to study for the math SAT. Our web address is www.satmath800.com where the authors can be contacted.
The best SAT math prep book for those who aim at 700 or highter
By tingliucs - September 3, 2008
As a math tutor, I have had students whose SAT math target scores range from 600 to 800. A friend recommended this book to me about 3 weeks ago and I decided to do an experiment right away.
First I used the diagnostic test at the very beginning of this book to test my students and divided them into several groups, then chose different combinations of math topics from this book for those different groups. The examples and detailed explanations under each topic are very well written and organized. The students who were already at the 650-level responded really well--most of them are at the 700-level right now after just 2 weeks of reading and practicing. Several students who started at about 550 also pressed me again and again for harder problems from this book.
Everybody wants a little bit challenge from time to time!
By S. Becker "SAT prep instructor" - July 30, 2008
As a high school teacher of a rigorous college preparatory course, I am always looking for the latest, best, and highest quality SAT prep materials available. I have read and used all the other books out there from all the different companies, and in my opinion, this one is extremely user-friendly (well-organized and clear explanations), relevant (covers the problems students need to know), and overall, a great tool for high-achieving students. It is a great value for what you get. I am excited to use it in the classroom and highly recommend it.
For an Extremely Limited Audience
By BookLover "BookLover" - August 13, 2008
After buying this book and sharing it with my students (who were confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed by its contents), I have to question exactly who the target audience is. The problems are definitely challenging, but there is no background material to help the reader understand the solutions. Instead, the book simply presents question after question in no particular context, with the assumption that the reader will miraculously "get" the underlying theory.
My students, for the record, all excel in math - many of them have scored extremely well on the quantitative portion of the SAT, which makes them the target audience for this book. And, without exception, every one of them put it down in frustration, wondering how it was supposed to "teach" them anything.
My gut feel is that this book is targeted strictly at math "whiz kids" who want to prove how smart they are. It has NOTHING to offer anyone else on an instructional basis, except a pulsating headache.