## Should I print out ACT practice tests?

Once you’ve downloaded a PDF practice test, I recommend printing it out and working through it on paper using official time limits (more on this in a moment). Note that these tests are not a cure-all for your ACT problems. To use them effectively, you’ll need to learn what they do and don’t do.

### What is on the ACT 2021?

The ACT consists of four sections: English, Reading, Math, and Science. There is also an optional Writing portion of the exam.

#### What math is on the ACT test?

The ACT Math Test usually breaks down into 6 questions types: pre-algebra, elementary algebra, and intermediate algebra questions; plane geometry and coordinate geometry questions; and some trigonometry questions.

**Why is the math ACT so hard?**

The issue isn’t that the content is harder, per se; instead, the way SAT/ACT questions are formulated, the time pressure, the inclusion of questions requiring numbers theory, logic, and imaginary symbols most students don’t have experience with, and the mixing of concepts across different math topics make the SAT and …

**Can you use calculator on ACT?**

You can find the 2021 ACT calculator guidelines here and the SAT calculator guidelines here. The ACT does not require a calculator, but allows you to use one on the math section of the test (you will not be able to use it on the science section).

## Should I retake the ACT if I got a 26?

Should I Retake the ACT with a 26 Score? A 26 ACT score is a great score and, unless your ideal school is seeking a higher one, there’s no particular reason to retake it. If your ACT score falls in a 25th percentile range or below, it would make the college or university a “Reach” school for you.

### What is the highest level of math on the Act?

Trigonometry is the highest level of math on the ACT, however, there are only three trig questions on the math test. Mostly the ACT math test covers pre-algebra, algebra 1 and 2, and geometry.

#### Is the ACT math harder than the SAT math?

The math level is “harder” than the SAT. The ACT covers more higher-level math concepts than the SAT, including more trigonometry, logarithms, matrices, and conic sections. It also does not provide test-takers with formulas, and some questions will require you to apply common math formulas from memory.

**What’s tested on ACT math?**

The ACT mathematics test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed to assess the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12. The test presents multiple-choice questions that require you to use reasoning skills to solve practical problems in mathematics. Most questions are self-contained.

**Is test prep required for the act or sat?**

If your child wants to get into a good college, intentional test prep is essential. Your kid’s ACT or SAT score will determine which colleges and scholarships are available. It’s best to start preparing for these tests as soon as possible.