I've been amazed by the difficulty of SAT math in its current incarnation; I remember SAT math as being pretty easy. Now it's hard.
I'd been wishing I could look at an old test -- and I seem to have misplaced the email Akil sent me that included an old test (must find email...) when I raised this issue before --
Anyway, long story short, I've carried on being mystified over the question of what has or has not happened to SAT math.
Suddenly, the other day, it hit me: 10 Real SATs! The book was published before CollegeBoard changed the test in 2005 (2006?) It has real SAT tests -- 10 of them! -- with real prior-to-2006 SAT math.
So I ordered it.
And ----- wow.
The math on the earlier tests is so much easier. Easier at the level of: I found myself doing the final, hardest problem in a section in my head, in bed, in a state of sleep deprivation, and after drinking a glass of wine.
I'll have to sit down and take a timed section and see what happens.