The ACT math sections cover material taught in middle school and high school math classes. The test includes topics from pre-algebra (23%), elementary algebra (17%), intermediate algebra (15%), coordinate geometry (15%), plane geometry (23%), and trigonometry (7%)
All of the Math questions follow the same basic, multiple-choice format. The students are given 60 minutes to answer 60 questions.
Practicing and reviewing are the most important strategies for doing well on the ACT Math Test.
Typically, Algebra 1 covers the fundamental concepts of algebra, including exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratio and proportion, systems of linear equations, factoring quadratics, complex numbers, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.
The study of geometry includes the the following topics: both two and three dimensional shapes, congruence, similarity, transformations and the relationships between geometric shapes. It also includes proofs.
The purpose of Prealgebra is to prepare the student for the study of algebra. It introduces the concept of variables in the equations instead of just numbers. It also provides a solid understanding of basic arithmetic, especially fractions, which is a good foundation for algebra.
Prealgebra covers the topics of integers, fractions, decimals factors, exponents, solving linear equations and inequalities, ratio and proportion, and graphing linear functions. It also covers geometry topics and some statistics and probability
I am experienced in tutoring precalculus since I was in college. Precalculus covers a variety mathematical problems, from algebra to trigonometry and beyond.
Usually the students come to a precalculus class familiar with the basic arithmetic, algebra, and geometry concepts. The goal of precalculus is to connect those concepts with the higher-order mathematical problems that are part of calculus.