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What is covered in the examinations for math?

Im taking a pre-IB entrance examination in February (about a month away) and i am freaking out about the math section. Is there anything on the test that we have not yet covered in school? Would it be possible for someone to give me an in general list of everything covered on the examination? (I am not asking for answers or anything.) I am applying for Port Moody secondary and could somebody give me a list of everything that i need to review? ie: Fractions, Rounding, Division and Multiplication of Decimals, Algebra or anything else. Thank you! (if this post seems kind of weird, its my first one) :) I would really appreciate help.

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Are you taking the SSAT? I took the SSAT to get into pre-IB grade 9. I actually found the math section to be the easiest section on the whole test (and math is my worst subject :austin: ). You could look for some practice SSAT math questions online or you could buy an SSAT practice book and work through the math questions. The section with the vocabulary words (I forgot what it's called) is the hardest section in my opinion and it was the hardest for quite a few people so maybe practice that too (unless you have a huge vocabulary xP).

Honestly, I think you should relax though. Once you work through some practice questions you'll find it really isn't that bad :panic: Good luck and hope you get in! :lc:

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Pre-IB is not something that every school has. Your school's pre-IB will be unique and therefore a different entrance exam will be used than for others' entrance exam. Good luck. You'll get in if it was meant to be.

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thank you :yes: The answers did help me calm down a little bit. Is the math only gr 8 math or is there grade 9 math too? because so many of my friends r telling me "you need to study grade nine math or youll fail" dun dun dunnnn

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If you can't get into pre-ib without studying, IB really isnt for you. But the math shouldn't be that hard. Most pre-IB accept 10-50% of the students? So get 50th to 90th percentile? But I would assume it is all multiple choice and perhaps an essay as I did when I applied for pre-ib

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If you can't get into pre-ib without studying, IB really isnt for you.

Your ability to do well in IB isn't necessarily based off your score on some multiple choice questions. There are people at my school who were rejected from pre-IB at first but got accepted later and they're doing fine. Just saying :)

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^^ True, what I meant to say was.. Even if you don't get into IB, don't be disappointed because things will go their own way. For me, my life would have been much more different if my parents hadn't coerced me into taking IB....

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