Math Topics to Study for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
Math: it really is everywhere, even the MAT. If you don’t like math, don’t worry: The Miller Analogies Test doesn’t require you to do a lot of calculation. But you do have to know a few things about the basic math a high school student would learn, as well as be familiar with numbers, even Roman numerals. These lists help fill in any math gaps you might have.
Roman numerals that appear on the MAT test
Strangely enough, we still use Roman numerals today, even though they’re more cumbersome than our normal numbering system. And since the MAT likes to test them, make sure you study the following list to get the basic rules of the Roman numbering system
As you probably remember, when smaller values precede larger values in the Roman numbering system, the smaller values are subtracted from the larger values.

I: 1

V: 5

X: 10

L: 50

C: 100

D: 500

M: 1,000
Arithmetic that appears on the MAT test
Arithmetic is stuff like adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. These terms are the basics of what you need to know for the MAT.

Addition: Combining numbers

Average: The number you get when you add a set of things and divide it by the number of things

Decimal point: A period that marks the place value for numbers with values less than 1

Denominator: Bottom number of a fraction

Difference: Answer to a subtraction problem

Dividend: The number that is divided in a division problem

Division: Finding out how many times one number can be put into another

Divisor: The number that divides into the dividend

Exponent: A small number placed to the upper right of a number that indicates how many times to multiply that number by itself

Factor: A number being multiplied in a multiplication problem

Fraction: A number that expresses part of a whole number

Multiplication: Adding the same number to itself a certain amount of times

Numerator: The top number of a fraction

Prime number: A number that can be divided only by itself and 1

Product: Answer to a multiplication problem

Quotient: Answer to a division problem

Square root: The original number’s square root is a number that, when multiplied by itself, gives you the original number

Subtraction: Taking one number away from another to get a smaller number

Sum: Answer to an addition problem
Algebra that appears on the MAT test
You don’t have to know many algebraic terms for the MAT, but you do need to be familiar with a few — and here they are.

Coordinates: Two points that define a position on a line graph

Equation: Statement that two expressions are equal

Parabola: Shape with one curve and two lines going away from it
Geometry that appears on the MAT test
You have to cover a bunch of geometrical terms for the MAT. Use the following lists to relearn anything you’ve forgotten from that high school geometry class.

Acute angle: An angle that measures less than 90 degrees

Angle: Space between two lines meeting at the same point, measured in degrees

Arc: Part of the circumference of a circle, measured in degrees

Area: Amount of surface a shape has

Circle: Round shape in which all points on the circumference are the same distance from the center

Circumference: Edge of a circle

Congruent: Identical

Degree: Unit of measurement for angles and arcs

Diameter: Line from one point to another on a circle’s circumference that passes through its center

Ellipse: Round shape like an oval

Equilateral triangle: Triangle with all sides and angles being equal

Geometry: Study of shapes

Hexagon: Shape with six sides

Hypotenuse: Longest side of a right triangle

Isosceles triangle: Triangle in which two sides and angles are equal

Obtuse angle: Angle that measures more than 90 degrees

Octagon: Shape with eight sides

Parallel: Two lines on the same plane that never cross

Parallelogram: Shape with four sides in which opposite sides are parallel to each other

Pentagon: Shape with five sides

Perimeter: Distance around the edge of a shape

Perpendicular: Two lines that form a 90degree angle

Pi: Ratio of a circumference to its diameter; approximately 3.14

Polygon: Shape with all straight lines

Radius: Length of a line drawn from the center of a circle to a point on its circumference

Rectangle: Shape with four sides and four right angles

Rhombus: Shape with four sides but no right angles

Right angle: Angle that is exactly 90 degrees

Right triangle: Triangle that contains a right angle

Scalene triangle: Triangle in which no sides are the same length

Square: Shape with four sides of equal length

Trapezoid: Shape with four sides and only two sides that are parallel to each other

Triangle: Shape with three sides