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Multiply your chances of success on the ACT Math Test
The ACT Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute subtestdesigned to measure the mathematical skills students have typicallyacquired in courses taken by the end of 11th grade, and isgenerally considered to be the most challenging section of theACT.
ACT Math For Dummies is an approachable, easy-to-followstudy guide specific to the Math section, complete with practiceproblems and strategies to help you prepare for exam day.
- Review chapters for algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
- Three practice tests modeled from questions off the most recentACT tests
- Packed with tips, useful information, and strategies
ACT Math For Dummies is your one-stop guide to learn,review, and practice for the test!
About the Author
Mark Zegarelli is the author of Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, SAT Math For Dummies (both from Wiley), and five other books on basic math, calculus, and logic. He holds degrees in both English and math from Rutgers University and is a math tutor and teacher.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting into the Act: An Overview of ACT Math Basics 5
Chapter 1: Reviewing ACT Math Basics 7
Chapter 2: Boosting Your Test-Taking Skills 17
Chapter 3: Discovering Some Problem-Solving Strategies 25
Part II: Building Your Pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra Skills 37
Chapter 4: Starting with the Basics: Pre-Algebra 39
Chapter 5: It’s Elementary Algebra, My Dear Watson 65
Chapter 6: Practice Problems for Pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra 85
Part III: Digging In to Intermediate Algebra and Coordinate Geometry 101
Chapter 7: Moving to Intermediate Algebra 103
Chapter 8: Coordinating a Path through Coordinate Geometry 125
Chapter 9: Practice Problems for Intermediate Algebra and Coordinate Geometry 147
Part IV: Visualizing Plane Geometry and Trigonometry 167
Chapter 10: Plain Talk about Plane Geometry 169
Chapter 11: Trig and Beyond: ACT Advanced Math Topics 193
Chapter 12: Practice Problems for Geometry, Trig, and Advanced Math 213
Part V: Tracking Your Progress with Practice Tests 233
Chapter 13: Practice Test 1 235
Chapter 14: Practice Test 1: Answers and Explanations 251
Chapter 15: Practice Test 2 267
Chapter 16: Practice Test 2: Answers and Explanations 283
Chapter 17: Practice Test 3 301
Chapter 18: Practice Test 3: Answers and Explanations 317
Part VI: The Part of Tens 331
Chapter 19: Ten Key Differences Between the ACT and the SAT 333
Chapter 20: Ten Items to Check Off before Taking the ACT 337