Presentation on theme: "Attacking the ACT Mathematics Test Cano. The mathematics section of the ACT test is designed to measure the mathematics knowledge and skills that you."— Presentation transcript:
The mathematics section of the ACT test is designed to measure the mathematics knowledge and skills that you have acquired through grade 12. The main emphasis on the test is on your ability to reason with numbers, algebraic variables, formulas, and geometric figures.
The questions in the ACT Mathematics test can be divided into three categories. The basic category test recognition of concepts, the application category requires that problems be solved by applying one or two of these concepts, and the analysis category requires that problems be solved by reasoning with several concepts simultaneously.
The test consists of 60 multiple-choice mathematic questions, each with five possible answer choices. There are 24 basic algebra questions, 18 intermediate algebra and coordinate plane questions, 14 plane geometry questions, and 4 trigonometry questions. Only basic formulas and concepts, as well as simple computations, are included in the test; long, complex, or extensive ones are not.
The ACT Mathematics test is only 60 minutes in length, which means that you have to complete, on average, one question per minute. As a result, it is important not only to know and understand the material covered on the exam, but also to be able to solve problems correctly and quickly. Even if you are sure you know the fundamental mathematics concepts presented here, the drill section will help you warm up so that you can go into the test with quick, sharp math skills.