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**Divide and conquer the math section of the ACT**

Does memorizing math formulas make your head spin? ACT Math For Dummies is an approachable, easy-to-follow study guide, complete with practice problems and strategies to help you prepare for exam day. You'll get review chapters on everything you'll encounter on the actual test — algebra, geometry, and trigonometry — and three practice tests that multiply your ability to score high and get into the school you want!

Get your ACT together — discover the test-taking skills you need to succeed, tips for working with multiple-choice questions, and how to use your calculator to your advantage

If you build it, the answers will come — get comfortable with pre-algebra and algebra, from working with number sequences and inequalities to getting a grasp on concepts and vocabulary

Kick it up a notch — review intermediate algebra and coordinate geometry concepts, and then put your skills to the test with practice problems on every topic

Keep it in "plane" sight — find out how to visualize plane geometry and trigonometry to score high on the ACT

Practice makes perfect — solve practice questions throughout the book, and check your answers against fully detailed explanations

Know your stuff — take note of key formulas that you need to know to conquer the exam, practicing with problems to help you memorize and master them

**Open the book and find:**

The math topics covered on the ACT

Problem-solving strategies

Formulas you need to know

Strategies for answering tough questions

When to jump over time-consuming questions

Practice problems with detailed answers throughout the book

Tips and advice for preparing for exam day

Three complete math practice tests with answers and explanations

**Learn to:**

Score high on the mathematics section of the ACT

Prepare for exam day with helpful tips and strategies

Grasp algebra, geometry, and trigonometry

Take three practice tests modeled fromquestions off the latest ACT tests

#### Synopsis

**Multiply your chances of success on the ACT Math Test**

The ACT Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute subtest designed to measure the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken by the end of 11th grade, and is generally considered to be the most challenging section of the ACT.

*ACT Math For Dummies* is an approachable, easy-to-follow study guide specific to the Math section, complete with practice problems 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 recent ACT 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

**Introduction.**

**Part I: Getting into the Act: An Overview of ACT Math Basics.**

Chapter 1: Reviewing ACT Math Basics.

Chapter 2: Boosting Your Test-Taking Skills.

Chapter 3: Discovering Some Problem-Solving Strategies.

**Part II: Building Your Pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra Skills.**

Chapter 4: Starting with the Basics: Pre-Algebra.

Chapter 5: It's Elementary Algebra, My Dear Watson.

Chapter 6: Practice Problems for Pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra.

**Part III: Digging In to Intermediate Algebra and Coordinate Geometry.**

Chapter 7: Moving to Intermediate Algebra.

Chapter 8: Coordinating a Path through Coordinate Geometry.

Chapter 9: Practice Problems for Intermediate Algebra and Coordinate Geometry.

**Part IV: Visualizing Plane Geometry and Trigonometry.**

Chapter 10: Plain Talk about Plane Geometry.

Chapter 11: Trig and Beyond: ACT Advanced Math Topics.

Chapter 12: Practice Problems for Geometry, Trig, and Advanced Math.

**Part V: Tracking Your Progress with Practice Tests.**

Chapter 13: Practice Test 1.

Chapter 14: Practice Test 1: Answers and Explanations.

Chapter 15: Practice Test 2.

Chapter 16: Practice Test 2: Answers and Explanations.

Chapter 17: Practice Test 3.

Chapter 18: Practice Test 3: Answers and Explanations.

**Part VI: The Part of Tens.**

Chapter 19: Ten Key Differences Between the ACT and the SAT.

Chapter 20: Ten Items to Check Off before Taking the ACT.

**Index.**

### Product Details

- ISBN:
- 9781118001547
- Binding:
- Trade Paperback
- Publication date:
- 06/28/2011
- Publisher:
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Language:
- English
- Edition:
- CSM ORG
- Pages:
- 346
- Height:
- 11.00
- Width:
- 8.25
- Thickness:
- 1.00
- LCCN:
- bl2011019611
- Series:
- For Dummies (Math & Science)
- Copyright Year:
- 2011
- Author:
- Author:
- Author:
- Subject:
- SAT, ACT Prep
- Subject:
- ACT Math For Dummies, ACT math help, ACT math review, ACT math review book, ACT math test prep, ACT math primer, ACT mathematics help, ACT mathematics review, ACT mathematics review book, ACT mathematics, primer, ACT mathematics test prep, ACT help, ACT r
- Subject:
- Reference-Test Guides