Far too often, we evaluate math ability in high schoolers solely on the basis of grades and level of math learned. A more accurate assessment of a student’s potential on challenging math tasks–including those posed on tests like the SAT and ACT–should consider mathematical maturity. For clarity on the link between mathematical maturity and test success, I turned to author and test prep professional Dr. Steve Warner.
Dr. Steve Warner, Ph.D has two decades of experience in general math tutoring and tutoring for standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and AP Calculus exams. He has tutored students both individually and in group settings.
In February 2010, Dr. Warner released his first SAT prep book The 32 Most Effective SAT Math Strategies, and in 2012 founded Get 800 Test Prep. Since then Dr. Warner has written books for the SAT, ACT, SAT Math Subject Tests, AP Calculus exams, and GRE. In 2018 Dr. Warner released his first pure math book called Pure Mathematics for Beginners. Since then he has released several more books, each one addressing a specific subject in pure mathematics.
What are five things you will learn in this episode?
- What is mathematical maturity?
- How can you determine your “level” of mathematical maturity?
- Can mathematical maturity be improved?
- How does mathematical maturity relate to standardized test scores?
- What steps can students seeking higher levels of mathematical maturity take?
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