American College Testing is a standardized test for taking admission to various colleges and universities in United states as well as Canada. Just like you give SAT reasoning test, you can also give ACT exam for getting admissions in your favorite colleges. ACT exam is more popular in Midwestern, Southern and rocky mountains regions of USA while SAT is more popular on the east and west coast. You can give both exams. If have a good preparation then only one exam is enough to take admission in any college of your choice.
Before taking the test, you must understand the difference between the ACT and SAT exam. ACT has a different way of giving scores which ranges from 1 to 36 while SAT gives up to 2400 points. However as both are standardized test hence you will get an equivalent type of marks and colleges do keep in mind about the scores of ACT and SAT reasoning test. You must also check your favorite college cutoff so that you can prepare according to that.
Here are some best Prep study guides for ACT Mathematics Section that you can refer :
- Preparing for the ACT Mathematics & Science Reasoning by Robert D. Postman
- ACT Math For Dummies by Mark Zegarelli
- Barron’s ACT Math and Science Workbook, 2nd Edition (Barron’s Act Math & Science Workbook) by Roselyn Teukolsky
- Ultimate Guide to the Math ACT by Richard F Corn
- 500 ACT Math Questions to Know by Test Day by Cynthia Johnson
- McGraw-Hill’s Top 50 Skills for a Top Score: ACT Math: ACT Math by Brian Leaf
As Mathematics is one of the four sections being asked in ACT test, you need to prepare it very well from these reference study guides. There are 60 questions to be solved in 60 minutes. The average score for maths is 21.0 Here are some important topics being asked in the mathematics section : Pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, geometry, elementary trigonometry, reasoning, and problem-solving. You will get the latest syllabus and pattern in these books.
You should also practice questions of mathematics from ACT website. Try to solve 60 questions in 60 minutes so that you can attempt all questions with 100% accuracy in the actual exam. Time management is an important factor in scoring the good marks. You should also try to solve full paper keeping the time limit in mind. We will upload some PDF study material and previous questions of mathematics ACT section that you can download for free from this website. Till then stay tuned….