
SSAT Quantitative Section Explained
One of the four subjects assessed on the SSAT Test is the Quantitative section. On each of the different SSAT levels, the material found on the SSAT Quantitative section is grade specific. Read on to learn more about the SSAT Quantitative section.
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The SSAT Quantitative section varies among the different SSAT levels.
SSAT Elementary Level  QuantitativeThe SSAT Elementary Level Quantitative section is made up of 30 questions to be completed in 30 minutes. These questions are based on concepts considered to be the fundamentals of 3rd and 4th grade mathematics. However, some of these questions may still be challenging for students in each respective grade. The questions on the SSAT math section for the Lower Level reflect the following:
3rd Grade  4th Grade  Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division  Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division  Place value  Place value  Ordering of numbers (greater than, less than)  Ordering of numbers (greater than, less than)  Fractions  Fractions  Basic concepts of geometry (shapes and their attributes)  Basic concepts of geometry (shapes and their attributes)  Basic concepts of measurement  Basic concepts of measurement  Interpretation of graphs  Interpretation of graphs   Factors and multiples   Patterns   Basic concepts of angle measurement  Back to top
SSAT Middle & Upper Levels  Quantitative The math section on the SSAT Middle & Upper Levels is comprised of 50 questions, split into two parts (25 questions and 30 minutes each). These sections are used to assess one’s understanding and grasp of geometry and algebra, as well as other quantitative concepts. Many of the SSAT math problems are written in mathematical terms which directly indicate the operation necessary to resolve the question. Other questions are formatted as word problems which do not necessarily indicate the operation needed to solve the question. For such questions, one must examine the wording of the question and the information provided in order to determine what operations are necessary to solve the question.
The following table depicts the areas covered on the SSAT Middle & Upper Levels Quantitative sections:
Number Concepts and Operations  Algebra (Elementary Concepts of Algebra)  Geometry/ Measurement  Data Analysis/ Probability  Arithmetic word problems (including percent, ratio)  Properties of exponents  Area and circumference of a circle  Interpretation (tables, graphs)  Basic concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division  Algebraic word problems  Area and perimeter of a polygon  Trends and inferences  Estimation  Equations of lines  Volume of a cube, cylinder, box  Probability  Rational numbers  Patterns  Pythagorean theory and properties of right, isosceles, equilateral triangles   Sequences and series  Absolute value  Properties of parallel and perpendicular lines  Frequencies   Coordinate geometry     Slope   Back to top
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