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ACT Math Breakdown?

Does anyone have a breakdown of the topics covered in the ACT Math section? I know it covers a wide range of concepts, so any insights or resources to help me study would be amazing!

7 months ago

Hey there! Absolutely, I can help you with that. The ACT Math section covers a variety of topics, which can be broadly categorized into the following major areas:

1. Pre-Algebra (20-25% of the test):

- Basic operations

- Fractions, decimals, and percentages

- Ratios and proportions

- Exponents and square roots

- Basic word problems

2. Elementary Algebra (15-20% of the test):

- Algebraic expressions and basic operations with them

- Properties of exponents

- Linear equations and inequalities

- Quadratic equations

3. Intermediate Algebra (15-20% of the test):

- Systems of equations and inequalities

- Functions, relations, and their properties

- Advanced algebraic operations and expressions

- Complex numbers

4. Coordinate Geometry (15-20% of the test):

- Graphs of equations and inequalities

- Slope

- Intercepts

- Parallel and perpendicular lines

- Circles, ellipses, and parabolas

5. Plane Geometry (20-25% of the test):

- Basic geometric shapes

- Congruence and similarity

- Perimeter and area

- Volume and surface area

- Angles

- Right triangles and trigonometry

6. Trigonometry (5-10% of the test):

- Trigonometric functions and their graphs

- Trigonometric identities

- Solving trigonometric equations and inequalities

- Applications of trigonometry

For studying, I recommend using a combination of textbooks, online resources, and practice tests. ACT provides a free official study guide that you can find on their website. Additionally, websites like Khan Academy and CollegeVine offer comprehensive materials to help you review these topics. It's also a good idea to take practice tests under realistic conditions to gauge your progress and identify areas where you need to focus your efforts. The ACT website offers free practice tests, and you can usually find more in test prep books or online.

Good luck with your studies for the ACT Math section! Remember to practice consistently and review any areas where you're struggling, and you'll be well-prepared for the test.

7 months ago

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