# SSAT Quantitative

Each SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) quantitative section consists of thirty items. The Elementary Level test has one quantitative section (30 questions total) while the Middle and Upper Level tests have two quantitative sections (60 questions total). This section is comprised of a mixture of familiar mathematical concepts as well as a few that may challenge the student.

**Elementary Level:**

The questions at this level assume that the student understands the following concepts:

- Basic concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
- Basic concepts of geometry
- Basic concepts of measurement
- Fractions
- Ordering numbers and greater than/less than
- Place value
- Interpreting graphs

**Example 1:** Dana is reading Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh. She reads the same number of pages every day. In the last 7 days she read 63 pages. How many pages does she read per day?

- 70
- 56
- 9
- 7
- 2

**Middle Level:**

** **The questions at this level assume that the student understands the following concepts:

- Algebraic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
- Calculating involving fractions
- Decimals and operations involving them
- Divisibility rules
- Geometric shapes: properties and calculations involving them
- Integers and operations involving them
- Number sequences
- Ratios and percent
- Word Problems

**Example 2:** Luis is creating a scale drawing of his home. The first floor has an area of 1200 square feet. He plans to scale down the lengths of the sides from 10 feet to 1 inch. What is the area of the scale drawing?

- 120 square feet
- 12 square feet
- 120 square inches
- 12 square inches
- 2 square yards

**Upper Level:**

The questions at this level assume that the student understands the following concepts:

- Number Concepts and Operations
- addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
- estimation
- fractions
- frequencies
- rational numbers
- scientific notation
- sequences and series

- Algebra
- absolute value
- equations of lines
- factoring
- patterns
- properties of exponents
- word problems

- Geometry and Measurement
- area, circumference, perimeter, volume
- coordinate geometry
- properties of triangles
- properties of parallel and perpendicular lines
- Pythagorean theorem
- slope

- Data Analysis/Probability
- inferences and trends
- interpret tables and graphs
- probability

**Example 3:** Sydney ate one eighth of the cookies that she made. If she didn’t eat 21 cookies, how many did she make?

- 20
- 32
- 21
- 24
- 28

**Example Answers:**

- C – 9
- D – 12 square inches
- D – 24

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