*I** **reminded** **my** **faithful** **that**, **after** **posting** **numerous** **times** **for** 2 **months**, **I** **would** **crash** **and** **burn**! **But** **I** **hope** **some** **of** **you** **are** **following** **me** **at** **twitter**.**com**/**dmarain**. *

I have been tweeting many SAT practice problems under my trademark ®SATMATH 800++++.

For example, here's my latest...

**What**** ****is**** ****the**** ****probability**** ****that**** ****a**** ****number**** ****chosen**** ****at**** ****random**** ****from**** ****the**** ****first**** ****ten**** ****positive**** ****odd**** ****integers**** ****is**** ****prime****?**

[45 seconds...]

Here's another not yet tweeted...

**In how ****many**** ways ****can**** 36 ****be**** ****written**** ****as**** ****the**** ****sum**** ****of**** 2 ****primes****, ****p**** ****and**** ****q****, p ≤ ****q****?**

These are NOT of a high order of item difficulty. They are intended to provide practice for this category of arithmetic problems on SATs and other standardized tests, such as the upcoming PARCC assessments.

**Just**** ****as**** ****importantly****, ****as**** ****in**** ****ALL**** ****problems**** ****I**** ****compose****, ****they**** ****are**** ****intended**** ****to**** ****be**** ****used**** ****as**** ****discussion**** ****points**** ****in**** ****class**** ****to**** ****review**** ****fundamental**** ****ideas**** ****and**** ****help**** ****students**** ****improve**** ****their**** ****READING**** ****COMPREHENSION**** ****of**** ****math**** ****words****/****phrases****. **

AS ANY MATH EDUCATOR WILL READILY ACKNOWLEDGE:

LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF KEY MATH TERMS AND LANGUAGE ISSUES IN GENERAL ARE MAJOR FACTORS IN STUDENTS NOT PERFORMING UP TO THEIR POTENTIAL.

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