SHSAT Math Section

What Math is on the SHSAT Exam?

The Math section of the SHSAT lasts 90 minutes and consists of word problems and computational questions in either a multiple-choice or grid-in format. There are 5 grid-in Math items and 52 multiple-choice items. Each multiple-choice question has four answers to select from.

Only 47 of these questions are scored - the remaining 10 are unscored field test items. You will NOT know which questions are scored and which are field test items so you should answer all questions in this section.

The Mathematics section asks students to solve word and computational problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Some word and computational problems will also include working with fractions, decimals, and statistics.

Various mathematical topics tested include: Basic math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Factoring, Substitution, Geometry (9th grade), Basic Coordinate Graphing (8th grade),Logic, and Word Problems (cover all topics).

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