__PSAT/SAT Prep__In 2016, the PSAT changed some of its topics. There is now a greater emphasis on Problem Solving in context and Data Analysis. Since our curriculum has little data analysis, thus site is designed to get students up to speed on simple concepts. Below are the three units of material for the PSAT (which are also SAT TOPICS) as well as the fourth for SAT prep. Each will be linked to a page with explanatory screen casts, worksheets, and practice questions. SI students will also have access to online quizzes through Canvas.

**I. Heart of Algebra**

- Simplify and solve linear expressions and equations
- Solve linear inequalities
- Solve systems of linear equations
- Interpret and translate word problems into linear equations
- Graphing linear equations

**II. Problem Solving and Data Analysis**

- Ratios and proportional relationships
- Solve word problems involving percentages
- Dimensional analysis
- Scatterplots and Histograms
- Interpret two-way tables of values
- Mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and spread
- Evaluate the summary report of tables, graphs and texts.

**III. Passport to Advanced Mathematics**

- Quadratic and exponential functions
- Determine traits from an equation
- Create equivalent algebraic expressions, including rationals and radicals
- Solve quadratic equations
- Simplify polynomial and rational expressions
- Solve radical or rational equations
- Solve linear-quadratic systems

- Interpret and translate word problems into nonlinear equations
- Determine equation and/or graph of a nonlinear relationship
- Use of function notation
**Use structure to isolate or identify a quantity of interest**

**IV. Additional (SAT) Topics**

- Imaginary numbers
- Lines, angles and triangles
- Similarity and congruence
- Circles
- 3-D shapes
- Basic Trigonometry
- Recognition of conic section equations