ACT Math Test Prep

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What kind of math is on the ACT?

The bulk of the math on the ACT comes from Algebra and Geometry. Therefore, your ACT math prep will need to include Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Plane Geometry, and Coordinate Geometry. There is also some Trigonometry on the test, although it’s not as heavily emphasized.

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01:11 28 Apr 24
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12:31 27 Jan 24
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21:21 23 Jan 24
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00:57 11 Jan 24
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Camila Silva
20:47 08 Dec 23
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15:42 13 Apr 23
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16:15 22 Feb 23
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18:57 20 Jan 23
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01:52 30 Sep 22
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13:31 08 Aug 22
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Miss LL
19:47 03 Jun 22
I used the website to prepare myself for my math placement test to get to college and I got in!!
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Soleny Gonzalez
17:23 07 Apr 22
The lessons helped me tremendously on my math placement test. I’m attending the University of Alabama this fall. I finished my associates degree in 2016, so I haven’t taken math classes in a long time. After doing the lessons I placed out of the intermediate classes I didn’t want to take, and into calculus. Taking this course has saved me around $2,000 in classes, and my graduation date was moved up. I’d say it was a great investment!
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What is the best study guide for the ACT?

There are lots of study guides out there for the ACT, such as MathHelp, Princeton Review, Kaplan, Magoosh, Barron’s, and so on. Use the following steps to narrow the field and find the exact program for your needs.

1. Look for a study guide with instruction

Your ACT review should go far beyond the typical  ACT math study guide by including comprehensive instruction, guided practice, and interactive tests. Other critical features include diagnostic tests, background lessons, and grade reports.

2. Make sure it focuses your energies

Your approach to ACT prep should be direct and to the point. Don’t waste your time with long-winded explanations, and target the topics that are covered on the test. The best ACT Math prep must be incredibly efficient as well.

3. Find a balance between cost and effectiveness

A test prep book with an ACT math practice test is inexpensive, but it’s often not helpful enough. Conversely, classes and tutors are helpful, but they may be too expensive. The secret is to find an ACT Math test prep course that works well but doesn’t break the bank.

How do I prepare for the math ACT??

Use the following steps to prepare for the math ACT.

  1. Get to know the kinds of math questions that you’ll see on the actual ACT test.
  2. Strengthen your math fundamentals so that you can handle any type of question they might throw at you.
  3. Practice extensively to find your most common mistakes and get them out of your system.
  4. Use an online tutoring course that provides video and audio instruction.

What are the most common ACT math questions?

The most common math questions on the ACT cover Pre-Algebra concepts, such as the ones shown below.

  • Integers and Fractions
  • Decimals and Percentages
  • Statistics and Probability

How can I pass my math ACT?

If you’re wondering how to pass the ACT math, here are some tips that can help.

  1. Work on the problem completely before looking at the answer options. In other words, avoid the temptation to take shortcuts. Practice this approach as part of your ACT math prep, so that you develop the discipline you’ll need when it’s time for the actual test.
  2. If a question is bogging you down, move on. Time is of the essence.
  3. A calculator is allowed, so use it as much as possible.
  4. If you can eliminate answer options, make a strategic guess.

How hard is the ACT math section?

The ACT Math section can be hard because you are required to answer 60 questions in 60 minutes. In addition to the time pressure, the math itself is hard for many students because it primarily covers Algebra and Geometry, which are difficult subjects for the average test-taker.

Is the ACT or SAT math harder?

Whether the ACT or SAT math is harder depends on the student. The math on the tests is pretty similar. However, the SAT has a section that doesn’t allow you to use a calculator, so students who rely heavily on their calculators might find the SAT harder. On the other hand, the ACT gives you 60 minutes for 60 math questions, while the SAT gives you 80 minutes for just 58 math questions, so slow test-takers will probably find the ACT harder.

How do you get a 36 on the ACT math?

The best possible score on the ACT math is a 36, so if you’re wondering how to get a 36, your first step will be to prepare thoroughly. Find a test prep program that teaches you the math behind the questions, so that you build a rock-solid background that allows you to tackle every type of question you might see. Because if you want to get a 36 on the ACT math test, you’re only allowed to miss 3 of the 60 questions.

Is a 33 ACT good?

A 33 is an excellent score on the ACT. If you get a 33, it means that you’re in the 98th percentile. In other words, your score is higher than 98% of the students who take the test. No matter where you’re applying to college, 33 is considered a good score.

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