The Mathematics sections of the revised SAT include some questions about charts, tables, and graphs. You should know how to (1) read and understand information that is given; (2) calculate, analyze, and apply the information given; and (3) spot trends and predict some future trends.
When you encounter a chart, table, or graph, you should
- Focus on understanding the important information given.
- Not memorize the information, but rather refer to it when you need to.
- Review any additional information given with a graph (headings, scale factors, and legends, for example).
- Read the question and possible choices, noticing key words.
- Look for obvious large changes, high points, low points, and trends. Obvious information often leads to an answer.