*** Last updated December, 2021
Who should enroll in this SHSAT math course?
•A 7th or 8th grade student who will be taking a high school placement exam.
•A 7th or 8th grade student who is struggling in math class and needs a boost.
•An international student who is planning to study in the U.S.
•An adult who is planning to go back to school and needs a starting point before entering a math program.
What is the SHSAT?
The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is a high school admissions test that students in New York must take to be accepted into one of the specialized high schools. The SHSAT is composed of a Revising/Editing section, a reading comprehension section, and a math section. This course focuses solely on the math portion of the SHSAT.
Most students take the SHSAT in the beginning of their 8th grade year. The majority of math concepts on the SHSAT are taught in 7th and 8th grades. For that reason, this course is useful for any 7th or 8th grade math student who is looking for extra practice. A math student may use this course to supplement what they are learning in school or as a crash course to prepare for an entrance exam, like the SHSAT. While this math course was designed specifically with the SHSAT in mind, any 7th or 8th grade math student would benefit from the knowledge contained in this course.
What is included in this SHSAT math course?
There are lectures on over 20 SHSAT math topics. Each lecture includes video instructions, a four question assignment to provide extra practice, and a quiz to confirm understanding. There is also a final exam in the bonus section of this SHSAT math course. Currently, the math topics include:
•Solve for variable
•Mean with variable
•Multi-step story problems
•Translate and solve
•Adding mixed numbers