# Preparing for ACT Math section

### Description

Information about what to expect on the ACT math sections
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## Resource summary

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ACT Math preparation

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60 questions 60 minutes Multiple Choice Four scores are reported for the ACT mathematics test: Total test score based on all 60 questions Subscore in Pre-Algebra & Elementary Algebra Subscore in Intermediate Algebra & Coordinate Geometry Subscore in Plane Geometry & Trigonometry Calculator IS allowed
Test Overview

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Basic operations using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and integers place value square roots and approximations the concept of exponents scientific notation factors ratio, proportion, and percent linear equations in one variable absolute value and ordering numbers by value elementary counting techniques and simple probability data collection, representation, and interpretation understanding simple descriptive statistics
Pre-Algebra (20–25%).

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properties of exponents and square roots evaluation of algebraic expressions through substitution using variables to express functional relationships understanding algebraic operations solving quadratic equations by factoring.
Elementary Algebra (15–20%)

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understanding the quadratic formula rational and radical expressions absolute value equations & inequalities sequences and patterns systems of equations quadratic inequalities functions modeling matrices roots of polynomials complex numbers
Intermediate Algebra (15–20%)

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relations between equations and graphs, including points, lines, polynomials, circles, and other curves graphing inequalities slope parallel and perpendicular lines distance midpoints conics
Coordinate Geometry (15–20%)

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Properties and relations of plane figures, including angles and relations among perpendicular and parallel lines properties of circles, triangles, rectangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids transformations the concept of proof and proof techniques volume applications of geometry to three dimensions.
Plane Geometry (20–25%)

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understanding trigonometric relations in right triangles values and properties of trigonometric functions graphing trigonometric functions modeling using trigonometric functions use of trigonometric identities solving trigonometric equations
Trigonometry (5–10%)

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