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4 Math Section Strategies for Better Studying

In our past ACT and SAT Math section strategy posts, we’ve talked about the importance of recognizing what kind of math problem you’re looking at in order to recall how to solve it. However, it does take some practice, just like any other skill you want to improve! So we wanted to provide four Math section strategies for recognizing problems as you see them.

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ACT Math Section Strategies

The ACT Math test is a marathon: you will have 60 minutes to answer 60 multiple-choice questions. In order to prepare for the race, you’ll want a thorough knowledge of the content of the test and to train yourself in timing and problem-solving strategies.

The 5 Kinds of ACT Math Questions

The ACT math section covers five areas of math. So, what kinds of questions can you expect to see on this section? The content can be grouped as follows: number & quantity, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics & probability.

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ACT (or SAT) Math Vocabulary Terms to Know

You will find some math vocabulary on the SAT and ACT: words that may sound familiar and whose meaning may be the key to finding the correct answer. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with them in order to do your best on the math section of either of these tests! The list of terms below covers the main math vocabulary terms you should know for the ACT or SAT: