Synopses & Reviews
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
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
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
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
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.