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.
|SSAT Upper Premium Pack|
The SSAT Upper premium pack comes with two full length practice tests, including four essay examples.
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 |
| ||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
SSAT Practice Test Help your child succeed on the SSAT test! Make sure to set aside time to prepare with TestPrep-Online. We currently offer child-friendly upper SSAT practice tests and soon we will offer packs for the other two levels, to help your child succeed on the test. The SSAT prep packs include realistic practice tests and helpful study guides, allowing your child to become familiar with the test structure. Your child can start preparing for the SSAT test with TestPrep-Online today!
Back to top
Free SSAT Practice TestSign up for TestPrep-Online’s newsletter for free SSAT Practice Test questions, a 10% discount on our SSAT practice packs, and up-to-date information regarding the SSAT.
Back to top
The SSAT and other trademarks are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of the trademark holders are affiliated with TestPrep-Online or this website.
"I loved how quickly I was able to access the tests after purchasing the product and how easy it was to use! It familiarized my daughter with the format of the test, allowing her to feel calm for the test."
"The materials were really great. They were easy to interact with and understand. I really liked the fact that there were so many tests. They were useful because they got my son to sit through the tests and we were able to track his progress."