There’s this misconception that you have to learn new stuff, memorize all.the.facts, or sacrifice chickens under the full moon in order to get a high score on the SAT or ACT math section.
That’s simply not true.
In fact, I spend more of my time showing kids how not to mess up what they DO know, than learning what they DON’T know.Instead of learning what you don't know, focus on not messing up what you ALREADY know.
Fractional exponents – which part goes where?
Exponents have been giving my students problems recently. It’s not that they don’t know the exponent rules. It’s just that under pressure, they forget exactly what to do.
And fractional exponents – which consistently show up on the SAT and ACT – are completely flummoxing them. They vaguely know one part stays with the number and one part moves to the root – but aren’t sure which part goes where.
Here’s how to finally learn it so you’ll never forget it – and always get full points on fractional exponent questions.
Keep the flower – toss the root outside
More memory tricksI've got plenty more memory tricks to help kids solidify what they already know so they can perform under pressure.
In fact, my entire SAT and ACT tutoring business is built around helping kids maximize what they already know in order to get stellar test scores.
Contact me if you’d like to see if I could help you or your student get higher test scores.
Want weekly test tips and strategies?
Subscribe to get my latest content by email.