I took both Math 1 and Math 2 and got the same high score on both. Which score should I submit with my college applications? Do I have a higher chance of being admitted if I submit my Math 2 score?
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The SAT II Math 2 test covers all the material on the SAT II Math 1 test, PLUS trigonometry and elementary functions. Because of this, a high score on the Math 2 test is going to look better on your application than an equally high score on the Math 1 test - you'll know more about more topics, which in turn means you're probably better prepared for college-level math courses (or so the thinking will go). If you're trying to decide which score to send,
*Numbers and Operations.*Complex number properties (graphical and other), series, and vectors.*Algebra and Functions.*Exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations and functions.*Geometry and Measurement.*Coordinate geometry and 3-D geometry questions that use concepts from plane geometry; ellipses, hyperbolas, polar coordinates, coordinates in 3-D; more emphasis on properties and graphs of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations and identities, laws of sines and cosines.*Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability.*Standard deviations; exponential and quadratic regression.
The best way to check which test is best for you is to take realistic practice tests and compare your scores. If you score >80 points higher on Math 1 and have already taken precalculus, then it's possible that Math I Source: I actually had to go through this calculation myself when I was deciding to apply to colleges; The "80 points higher" figure was reached based on the relative percentile ranks for the Math 1 and 2 subject tests - Math 1 is an 800...and on Math 2 is a 720.
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