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### Course: Digital SAT Math > Unit 1

Lesson 1: What is the new digital SAT?# About the digital SAT Math test

An overview of the content and format of the digital SAT Math test.

### What’s on the digital SAT Math test?

The Math section of the digital SAT is designed to test students on the math topics most important for college and career success. Those topics can be split into the following four categories:

**Algebra:***Analyze, fluently solve, and create linear equations and inequalities as well as analyze and fluently solve systems of equations.***Advanced Math:***Demonstrate attainment of skills and knowledge central for successful progression to more advanced math courses, including analyzing, fluently solving, interpreting, and creating a variety of equation types.***Problem-Solving and Data Analysis:***Apply quantitative reasoning about ratios, rates, and proportional relationships; understand and apply units and rates; and analyze and interpret one- and two-variable data.***Geometry and Trigonometry:***Solve problems that focus on perimeter, area, and volume; angles, triangles, and trigonometry; and circles.*

Each of these categories is made up of a number of different skills, and all of those skills are covered in Khan Academy’s digital SAT Math course. As you work through the course, you’ll encounter each skill in turn, complete with articles and videos to help you learn, as well as exercises to practice and test your knowledge.

Questions on the SAT Math test come in two formats:

**Multiple choice**questions offer four possible choices from which students must select the answer.**Student-produced response**questions require students to produce their own answer, which they enter into the provided field.

### What has changed?

The SAT Math test has changed relatively little in the transition to digital. Changes include:

**Calculator use:**Calculators are now allowed throughout the*entire*Math section. A graphing calculator is integrated into the digital test experience so that all students have access.**Question word count:**The average length of Math word problems has been reduced. In-context questions are still a big part of the test, but they’re not quite so wordy.

### How should I use this course?

To get the most benefit out of the digital SAT Math course and use your time most efficiently, we recommend using the course as follows:

**Take the “course challenge”:**By attempting 40 questions from different lessons throughout the course, you can get credit for the skills you’ve already mastered and identify the skills where you could improve. You can also get credit within individual units by attempting unit tests.**Work from top to bottom:**The course takes all the math skills tested on the SAT and splits them into three difficulty levels:*Foundations*,*Medium*, and*Advanced*. By working through the course from top to bottom, you’ll encounter each skill at each level, keeping your practice balanced and ensuring no skills fall through the cracks.**Take quizzes and unit tests as you go:**As you progress through different skills, you can take quizzes and unit tests to prove your mastery of the content. The more units you master in the course, the more prepared you’ll be for test day.**Don’t forget to take full-length practice tests!**Full-length practice tests are a useful benchmark for your progress and an essential tool for building experience with the digital testing platform. You can take them using College Board’s Bluebook app.

**Good luck! You’ve got this.**

## Want to join the conversation?

- Hi there! Where is the "question review" section for the digital SAT prep? There is still a review section on the normal SAT prep dashboard.

Please add this section also on this new digital sat prep dashboard. It helps student a lot to review their mistake a question they already have done well!(45 votes)- From reading the article a bit closer, I have learned. the regular questions that you encounter by traversing the course are for practicing the individualizing skills, while the main course challenge, found when you press the 'Digital SAT Math' course, is for practicing full length tests.(5 votes)

- Is Bluebook free to use?(6 votes)
- yes, i have downloaded it without having to pay anything(11 votes)

- how many problems i n math(3 votes)
- 44 and you'll have 70 minutes(8 votes)

- is the syllabus for sat and digital sat the same?(5 votes)
- It should be the same, although there are probably minor changes (such as word problem lengths, etc.)(2 votes)

- Is the writing SAT still worth it to prepare for?(4 votes)
- Depends when ur gonna take it.

If you are international and taking the SAT as of now, then you should only prepare for the digital test. But, if u are within the US when taking the SAT before spring 2024, then you should focus on the pencil-paper test.

However, if you are taking the test after spring 2024 (regardless of which country ur in), then you should only practice on the digital test.(3 votes)

- I tried to download the Bluebook app and it said it would not download to a private chromebook. How can I get to do the practice test?(3 votes)
- Sadly, you're right, you can't download the Bluebook app if you have a private (not school-owned) chromebook. If you have (or your family has) a different windows or mac computer, or an iPad, that should be able to download the app just fine. You could get to the adaptive digital SAT practice tests that way.(4 votes)

- are we going to be in the same class to take all of the SAT performances(4 votes)
- is the calculator equal to a ti-84(4 votes)
- On the digital SAT test do we have time limits to answer questions?(3 votes)
- yes! there are two "modules" for each subject, so two sections really, two for reading/writing and two for math, and it depends on how you do in the first section, they evaluate it and make it harder for you in the second (which means you did really well in the first) so i'm sure it depends on! but its all calculated under 2 hours!(1 vote)

- Will students have access to the integrated calculator prior to the test to learn and practice the particular calculator features?(2 votes)