# ACT Math – Math Basics Quiz

Parents – Does your high schooler need to take the ACT in the near future?

Or did she/he take it already but did not do well on the Math portion of the test?

Does she/he not know where to start to study for it?

CollegeGuide4Parents created 7 free Math quizzes to help students quickly identify the Math skills they need to work on.

The quiz on this page, the ACT Math Basics Quiz, is the first one and focuses on fundamentals learned before beginning high school.

It is very short. Encourage your child to take it. Don’t hesitate to try it yourself. It is free, and there is no way for us to know who took the test! Students: Take our Math Basics Quiz to make sure you are ready to study for the ACT. It is only 10-questions long.

CollegeGuide4Parents created a set of 7 quizzes to help you focus on the math concepts you will need to do well on the ACT. However, some students who have difficulty in math may first need to review some basics. To be sure you are ready, take the quiz below.

How does it work? The Math Basics Quiz consists of 10 questions. Answer as many as you feel comfortable doing so and click on Correct my quiz. You will get a page (that you can print) that will show, for each incorrect response, your answer, the correct answer and the section to review. There is a lot of websites out there explaining math concepts, and the post “ACT Math – Math Basics Review” will direct you to online resources for each of the section you should review. You can retake the quiz when you are ready to work on the questions you skipped.

Note: Want to the review before finishing the quiz? Go to post “ACT Math – Math Basics Review.”

#### Math Basics Quiz $Question\ 1.\ Simplify\ 4^3 - 16 \div 4 + 4$

16
3
4
0
64 $Question\ 2.\ Simplify\ 5(10 -8)^3 + 10$

0
40
100
26
50 $Question\ 3.\ Which\ number\ is\ the\ next\ greater\ odd\ number\ after\ -3?$

-2
-1
0
1
2 $Question\ 4.\ Simplify\ 4 + (-3)$

7
1
-7
-1
0 $Question\ 5.\ Simplify\ 4 - (-3)$

1
-12
7
12
-1 $Question\ 6.\ Simplify\ (5)\cdot(4)$

9
20
-9
-20
625 $Question\ 7.\ Simplify\ (5)\cdot(-3)$

125
8
-15
-8
15 $Question\ 8.\ Simplify\ (-6)\cdot(-2)$

-36
12
36
8
-12 $Question\ 9.\ Simplify\ \frac{-6}{2}$ $\frac{-1}{3}$
3
-12
-3
-4 $Question\ 10.\ Simplify\ \frac{-10}{-5}$

-15 $\frac{-1}{2}$
-2
2
50

How does this quiz work? The Math Basics Quiz consists of 10 questions. Answer as many as you feel comfortable doing so and click on Correct my quiz. You will get a page (that you can print) that will show, for each incorrect answer, your answer, the actual answer and the section to review. There is a lot of websites out there explaining math concepts, and the post “ACT Math – Math Basics Review” will direct you to online resources for each of the section you should review. You can retake the quiz when you are ready to work on the questions you skipped.

#### The CollegeGuide4Parents Math Tools

The ACT Math test focuses on concepts of pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry and trigonometry. CollegeGuide4Parents created 7 short interactive quizzes (see below for a complete list) designed to help students quickly identify the skills they need to review in each of these areas. When they are done answering a quiz, students are presented with a customized report which shows the mistakes made, the correct answers and the topics they need to work on.

Students are also directed to a review page (see below for a list of all the review pages) which shows a compilation of online resources they can consult to quickly study the concepts they have difficulties with. Review pages also include links to practice worksheets for those needing to spend extra time on some topics. Finally, the review pages also provide links to ACT problems which the students can work on once they are ready to practice.

##### Quizzes:

(order of operations; even and odd numbers; adding and subtracting signed numbers; multiplying and dividing signed numbers)

(factors and multiples; primes; divisibility; remainders; percentages; fractions; decimals; ratios; proportions; mean, median, and mode; probability; absolute values; exponents; square roots; series)

(substitution; polynomial simplification; linear equations; FOIL; inequalities)

(solving quadratic equations; systems of equations; functions; matrices; logarithms; and equations with variable on both sides)

(inequalities and graphs; distance between points; midpoint; coordinate plane; slope between 2 points; slope of perpendicular and parallel lines; slope-intercept form; intercept; graphs; vertex of parabola)

(lines and angles; acute, obtuse, complementary, and supplementary angles; vertical angles and parallel lines; special triangles; similar triangles; pythagorean theorem; perimeter and area of circles, triangles, and rectangles; volume of 3-dimensional shapes)

(fundamentals of trigonometry; Sine, Cosine, and Tangent; Sine, Cosine, Tangent and the right triangle; graphs of Sine, Cosine and Tangent functions; some more advanced concepts such amplitude, period, phase shift and frequency)

##### Review Pages:

(order of operations; even and odd numbers; adding and subtracting signed numbers; multiplying and dividing signed numbers)

(factors and multiples; primes; divisibility; remainders; percentages; fractions; decimals; ratios; proportions; mean, median, and mode; probability; absolute values; exponents; square roots; series)

(substitution; polynomial simplification; linear equations; FOIL; inequalities)

(solving quadratic equations; systems of equations; functions; matrices; logarithms; and equations with variable on both sides)

(inequalities and graphs; distance between points; midpoint; coordinate plane; slope between 2 points; slope of perpendicular and parallel lines; slope-intercept form; intercept; graphs; vertex of parabola)

(lines and angles; acute, obtuse, complementary, and supplementary angles; vertical angles and parallel lines; special triangles; similar triangles; pythagorean theorem; perimeter and area of circles, triangles, and rectangles; volume of 3-dimensional shapes)

(fundamentals of trigonometry; Sine, Cosine, and Tangent; Sine, Cosine, Tangent and the right triangle; graphs of Sine, Cosine and Tangent functions; some more advanced concepts such amplitude, period, phase shift and frequency)

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