This is straight out of the PWN the SAT Math Guide, except I’ve deleted the page number references and inserted links to certain techniques. View the breakdown of Blue Book Test 1 here.

 § p # Techniques and concepts Diff. 2 452 1 Patterns 1 2 452 2 1 2 453 3 Read the graph and the question carefully. 1 2 453 4 Circles 3 2 453 5 Actually turn the book on your desk and see what the shape looks like when rotated. 2 2 454 6 Do the algebra: 2x + 3 = 10, what is 4x? 2 2 454 7 Plug in 2 2 454 8 Break it into two rectangles. 2 2 454 9 Do the algebra carefully. 2 2 455 10 Angles and triangles 3 2 455 11 First, read the graph carefully: the scales on the axes are different! Lines. 2 2 455 12 Median, Mode 3 2 455 13 Read the Venn diagram carefully. It might help to darken the boundaries of Y and Z. 3 2 456 14 3 2 456 15 4 2 456 16 Backsolve 3 2 456 17 3 2 457 18 4 2 457 19 This one is a pain, but backsolving works if you don’t want to do algebra. 4 2 457 20 5 5 463 1 Well, x must be 0, right? 1 5 463 2 1 5 464 3 Plug in, Sets 2 5 464 4 2 5 464 5 2 5 464 6 3 5 465 7 Graph amplification, or just plug in and graph if your calculator can. 3 5 465 8 4 5 466 9 Do the algebra: 2x + 5 = 14, solve for x. 2 5 466 10 3 5 467 11 How many times does 0.25 fit into 8? 2 5 467 12 4 5 467 13 Average 3 5 467 14 3 5 468 15 Just walk through each choice keeping the goal in mind (and write everything down). 3 5 468 16 4 5 468 17 Do the algebra: 1 + 0.07(t – 20) = 0.06t, solve for t. 4 5 468 18 Tricky (but fun!): p = 16k (count carefully) and a = 10k2. Set them equal and solve for k. 5 8 481 1 Simplifying fractions? 1 8 481 2 Guesstimate 1 8 482 3 1 8 482 4 Plug in 2 8 482 5 Angles 2 8 483 6 2 8 483 7 It might help to plug in, but make sure your numbers make sense on the diagram. 3 8 483 8 3 8 484 9 Graph reflection 2 8 484 10 Backsolve carefully, or solve for the expression. 3 8 484 11 Inequalities 3 8 485 12 Picture that circle as a wheel rolling along. Those rectangles could be at any orientation. 4 8 485 13 Plug in 4 8 485 14 5 8 486 15 Figure out what Tom paid for the room using percents, then multiply that by 4. 5 8 486 16 Patterns 5