the Math Test
important strategy for doing well on the Math Test is
to give yourself a good deal of time to review math. In this section,
we will help you to approach the Math Test, but you should not think
of the strategies and methods we provide as substitutions for knowledge
of math. They are meant to augment your understanding of math. Good
strategies can help you put your knowledge of math and the ACT format
to the best possible use. They can’t replace knowledge of math.
We’re not trying to discourage you. We’re just trying
to warn you that you really do need to review your math if you want
to do well on this Subject Test. Even if you’re dominating your
math class this year, you’ll benefit from a full review because
the material covered on this test is quite broad and can reach back
to the math you studied in seventh grade. Those subjects aren’t
hard, but they may cover minor details that you’ve forgotten—and which
could be important on the test.
With that gentle warning in mind, you can peruse the following
Strategies section for really helpful tips for taking the test.
Reading and understanding these tips alone isn’t going to get you
a perfect score on the test, but applying them along with your math
skills will definitely help you achieve your target score.