In our lessons here, we shall look at
- Tips and strategies for the ACT.
- Worked solutions for some ACT practice tests.
- Concepts that you will need to know for the ACT Math sections.
Related Topics: More ACT Tips and Prep
What is the ACT?
Free preparation Booklet from the ACT Official Site
for the ACT - Download a free student preparation booklet
which includes test information, complete practice tests with scoring
keys, and a writing prompt with sample essays. (also available
from most high schools and colleges)
Content Covered by the ACT Math Test
The ACT Mathematics Test covers six content areas: pre-algebra,
elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry,
plane geometry, and trigonometry.
Pre-Algebra (20 - 25%)
Questions in the content area of pre-algebra are based on:
Elementary Algebra (15 - 20%)
Questions in the content area of elementary algebra are based on:
- Using variables to express functional relationships
- Understanding algebraic operations
Intermediate Algebra (15 - 20%)
Questions in the content area of intermediate algebra are based on:
Coordinate Geometry (15 - 20%)
Questions in the content area of coordinate geometry are based on:
- Graphing and the relations between equations and graphs
including points, lines, polynomials, circles, and other curves
Plotting points on graphs
Plane Geometry (20 - 25%)
Questions in the content area of plane geometry are based on:
Trigonometry (5 -10%)
Questions in the content area of trigonometry are based on:
- Values and properties of trigonometric functions
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