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ACT Preparation

The ACT is a college entrance exam that measures the knowledge you have obtained through schooling thus far.  It tests in the areas of Math, Science, English and Reading and recently have added an optional Writing Test.

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We are specialist in mathematics tutoring and we can help you prepare for the Math section on the ACT.  We can go over all the topics outlined in the ACT, go through practice ACT problems or answer any math question that you have.  We provide in person tutoring, online tutoring and Math DVDs.  Any of these methods are sure to help you prepare for the exam.  Contact us today!

The ACT is important because some schools require a minimum score to be admitted.  To get into certain program like Engineering your score have to be even high than the admission minimum. Also high school qualify you for many scholarships.

The math section covers the following areas

  • PreAlgebra
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Plane Geometry
  • Trigonometry

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PRE-ALGEBRA/ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA

Pre-Algebra (23%). Questions in this content area are based on 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; and understanding simple descriptive statistics.

Elementary Algebra (17%). Questions in this content area are based on properties of exponents and square roots ,evaluation of algebraic expressions through substitution, using variables to express functional relationships, understanding algebraic operations, and the solution of quadratic equations by factoring.

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA/COORDINATE GEOMETRY

Intermediate Algebra (15%). Questions in this content area are based on an understanding of the quadratic formula, rational and radical expressions, absolute value equations and inequalities, sequences and patterns, systems of equations, quadratic inequalities, functions, modeling, matrices, roots of polynomials, and complex numbers.

Coordinate Geometry (15%). Questions in this content area are based on graphing and the relations between equations and graphs, including points, lines, polynomials, circles,and other curves; graphing inequalities; slope; parallel and perpendicular lines; distance; midpoints; and conics.

PLANE GEOMETRY/TRIGONOMETRY

Plane Geometry (23%). Questions in this content area are based on the 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; and applications of geometry to three dimensions.

Trigonometry (7%). Questions in this content area are based on understanding trigonometric relations in right triangles; values and properties of trigonometric functions; graphing trigonometric functions; modeling using trigonometric functions; use of trigonometric identities; and solving trigonometric equations.

You can visit the official ACT site for more preparation material.  Be sure to download the Preparing for ACT PDF.  It contains a practice ACT Test.

You can also purchase The Real ACT Prep Guide from Amazon by clicking the picture below.

ACT Math Preparation

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