Math Level 1 SAT Subject Test

The Mathematics Level 1 Subject Test covers less advanced material than does the Math Level 2 Subject Test.

Our Mathematics Level 1 Subject Test Program

Our approach to the Math Subject Test is educational; our goal is to help students achieve a mastery of the core concepts—such as functions, imaginary numbers, quadratic equations, and the basics of trigonometry—that serve as the foundation of the material tested. By focusing on these critical skills, our students become prepared not only for the test but also for their continued academic work.

We develop individualized programs that address the student's strengths and weaknesses in the areas of algebra, functions, geometry, and trigonometry. Through weekly meetings, homework assignments, and proctored, full-length practice tests, students learn, exercise, and master mathematical concepts and problem-solving approaches to dozens of question types, from inverting a function to confirming a trigonometric identity.

Contact us to speak to a program consultant and schedule a diagnostic Math Level 1 Subject Test. If students are unsure whether to take the Math Level 1 or Math Level 2 test, we recommend that they take diagnostic tests in both to help determine which test to take.


Number of



  • Algebra
  • Functions
  • Geometry (planar, solid, coordinate)
  • Trigonometry (for right triangles only)
  • Arithmetic progressions
  • Statistics

50 multiple choice questions, in order of difficulty

1 Hour

How are SAT Subject Tests Scored?

  • All SAT Subject Test scores are scaled from 200 to 800.
  • A fraction of a point is deducted from the raw score for each incorrect answer.

When is the Mathematics Level 1 Subject Test Taken?

Students can take the Mathematics Level 1 Subject Test on any of the six official SAT Subject Test dates: October, November, December, May, June, and August.

Upcoming Mathematics Level 1 Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

May 6, 2017

April 7, 2017

April 25, 2017

March 17, 2017

June 3, 2017

May 9, 2017

May 24, 2017

April 14, 2017

August 26, 2017

October 7, 2017

November 4, 2017

December 2, 2017

May 5, 2018

June 2, 2018


Tutors in Washington DC

Joshua Kaplan

Joshua Kaplan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, World History, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT; and more

J.D. from Yale Law School.
M.F.A. from University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
B.A./B.S. in English and Film & Television from Boston University.
Mary Pickford Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa; Boston University Trustee Scholar; Florida Keys Emerging Playwright; Kodak Film Scholar.

Belinda M. Lai

Belinda M. Lai

Tutor of: SAT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT

M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategic Planning from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University.
Director of Advantage Testing of Washington D.C.

Jordan Schwartz

Jordan Schwartz

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Literature, U.S. History, World History, LSAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

B.A. in Politics from Brandeis University.
Harvey S. Bodker Outstanding Leadership Award.

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