# ACT Math For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-00154-7
360 pages
June 2011
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!

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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.

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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.
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