## SAT Tip of the Week: Beware of Tricky Wording in SAT Math Questions

*Posted on on December 4, 2013*

Many times, our talented and accomplished students report that they know all of the math concepts on the SAT and are fully capable of solving all of the problems. However, they frequently complain that they make “dumb” or “careless” mistakes on the SAT and lose points. While some of these mistakes seem silly in hindsight, many of the questions on the SAT are designed to lure students into tricks and traps or force errors if the students are not paying close attention to the wording.