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THE ACT MATH TEST

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Transcript of THE ACT MATH TEST

THE ACT MATH TEST
TEST DETAILS
60 Questions, 60 Minutes
Multiple Choice
A - E
Use Your Calculator Wisely
Sometimes it is helpful, sometimes it is not
Time Limit
When to use your calculator
Calculators Permitted
Basic, Scientific, Graphing
AVOID PARTIAL ANSWERS


On the Math Test,
D+ is a pretty good grade?!


ENCOURAGE YOUR INNER ARTIST
Need a picture? Draw it!
The ACT is not graded by your teacher
Order and Difficulty of Test
What Can I Do to Prepare for the
Math ACT Test?
STUDY!
TEST-TAKING STRATEGIES
If h(x) = x³ + x and g(x) = 2x + 3, then g(h(2)) = ?

A. 7
B. 10
C. 17
D. 19
E. 23

Ordered by Increasing Difficulty
If early questions are taking too long, skip it
APPROACHING MATH QUESTIONS
1. Do not pay attention to the answer choices
2. Understand what the question is asking
3. Solve the question
4. Match you answer to the answer choices given
5. Fill in the appropriate bubble
But....

Sometimes going to the answer choices can be a better strategy
When?
TARGET SCORE
WEB RESOURCES
http://www.actstudent.org/sampletest/math/
http://www.sparknotes.com/testprep/books/act/chapter8section1.rhtml
ACT.ORG
SPARK NOTES
Math Content
Pre-Algebra (23%)
Elementary Algebra (17%)
Intermediate Algebra (15%)
Coordinate Geometry (15%)
Plane Geometry (23%)
Trigonometry (7%)
TEST DETAILS
The geometric figure shown below consists of a square and 4 semicircles. The diameters of the semicircles are the sides of the square, and each diameter is 10 centimeters long. Which of the following is the closest approximation of the total area, in square centimeters, of this geometric figure?

A. 100
B. 160
C. 260
D. 400
E. 730

Which of the following is the sine of Angle A in the right triangle below?

A. 5/13
B.5/12
C. 12/13
D. 12/5
E. 13/5

BELL RINGER
http://www.kaptest.com/College/ACT/About-the-ACT/act-math-test.html


What is the value of x when 2x + 3 = 3x – 4 ?

A. –7
B. -1/5
C. 1
D. 1/5
E. 7
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