Even your brightest math students need review and practice to attain their personal best on a comprehensive math exam such as the ACT or SAT.

For students taking higher level courses, such as trigonometry or calculus, some of the earlier math may seem like ancient history.

To be at the top of their scoring potential on an exam covering so much content, all students need a refresher on the skills that have grown rusty, and of course, they also need plenty of practice. Students of all mathematics ability levels will gain important test-taking and study strategies, as well as ample practice, with Personal Best Test Training (PBTT): Math™

Preparation for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT

PBTT: Math teaches skills and strategies for approaching the math portions of the ACT, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT.

Both the ACT Math Test and the College Board's PSAT and SAT Math Tests assess the following content: 

  • Basic Math Skills/Pre-Algebra
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Geometry
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Trigonometry (very few items)


Though both the ACT and the SAT cover essentially the same content, the SAT has some unique item styles and testing techniques, including—

  • Open-ended, gridded items: For many years, SAT Math has included open-ended items in which students have to enter their answers in a grid. PBTT: Math provides instruction and practice to help students become familiar with answering this unique item type.
  • No-calculator items: Just like the redesigned SAT, PBTT: Math provides test items designed to be worked without a calculator as well as test items that are more easily solved using a calculator.


The goal of PBTT: Math is to help your students identify their strengths and weaknesses across the math content areas and develop an individualized plan for review and practice. By doing a detailed error analysis and learning an attack strategy for each error type, students are able to focus their practice time in the areas where they can most likely improve their score.

Backpack-Friendly Practice Booklets

The PBTT: Math Study Guide (92 pages) provides:


  • Tips and strategies for success on standardized math tests in general and the ACT, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT in particular, including strategies for attacking story problems and for using calculators on standardized tests
  • A comprehensive Math Concepts and Content Review
  • 10 Practice Sets of ACT- and PSAT/SAT-style math problems
  • Thorough answer explanations for each practice question 

Click to download sample pages from the PBTT: Math Study Guide.

A complimentary, eight-page PBTT: Math Teacher's Guide is included with each set of 30 PBTT: Math Study Guides purchased. A complimentary, eight-page teacher's guide is included with each set of 30 student booklets purchased. The PBTT: Math Teacher's Guide provides activities to enhance and extend learning.

A Comprehensive Solution

PBTT: Math is one piece of a comprehensive solution for preparing students to do their best on the ACT and PSAT/SAT. For an overview of the entire Personal Best Test Training program, click here.

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