Friday, February 13, 2015

Alex's SAT II Subject Test Math Level II - Perfect Score



Song:  All Day Music

Group:  WAR


A few weeks ago...
Alex took another official SAT test...
only this time...
he took the SAT II subject test for Math level 2.

Although Alex had already gotten a perfect math score on his
regular SAT a couple of months ago (along with a perfect English written score)...
he wanted to see how he would do with this more difficult subject test.

This is taken by advanced math students looking to get into
more advanced Universities that concentrate in Engineering, Science, and Math.


(a score of 800 is a perfect score)


This explanation for the SAT II on Math level 2 is from Wikipedia:

The questions cover a broad range of topics. 
Approximately 10-14% of questions focus on numbers and operations...
 48-52% focus on algebra and functions...
 28-32% focus on geometry
(coordinatethree-dimensional, and trigonometric geometry are covered; 
plane geometry is not directly tested)...
and 8-12% focus on data analysisstatistics and probability.[1] 
Compared to Mathematics 1, Mathematics 2 is more advanced. 
Whereas the Mathematics 1 test covers Algebra II and basic trigonometry...
a pre-calculus class is good preparation for Mathematics 2.[2]

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Alex is doing so well in his studies.

Alex is still getting A's in all of his classes...
including his Calculus III class at UNR.


We just came back from a celebratory meal at the Atlantis Sky Terrace.



Alex ate his fill of Sushi (three orders).

I had given him the choice of places to eat.

He said he wanted Sushi...so Sushi it was...for him.


I ordered my favorite seafood...
Seafood Fettuccine.


Tomorrow morning...
Alex is going to sleep in until he feels like getting up.

As he must wake up early Mon - Thurs to attend his class at UNR...
he usually likes to sleep in on Fri - Sunday mornings.


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Alex received some bad news yesterday.

The Stanford University Math Tournament was cancelled
(unspecified reason).

He was to compete with the Davidson Academy Math Team there...
but just two days prior to the competition...
he received an e-mail saying that the competition would not be taking place.

There is another math competition happening on the same day (this Saturday)...
however, it is in a different city in California
(Santa Clara - ground zero for Silicon Valley...and my childhood hometown!)

Alex, and the rest of his team, will be attending this particular one instead.

It is too bad...
as the Stanford University Math Tournament is the most prestigious competition...
one in which young mathematicians travel from various parts of the world to compete.

Oh well...
there is always next year.

As is so typical of him...
Alex takes everything in stride...
all Daaayyyyyy  :)













2 comments:

  1. Congrats to Alex on another exceptional performance on the SAT II.

    Too bad the Stanford tournament was cancelled, but it's great that he take those disappointments in stride.

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  2. We will be leaving to the alternate math competition in a few hours. It is going to be a long day as the competition is going to last about 10 hours.

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