# ACT Math – Math Basics Review

The ACT Math – Math Basics Review page focuses on the math basics required prior to studying for the ACT Math test. Students struggling in math should make sure they are comfortable with the basic concepts presented on this page. A quick way to do it is for them, to take the ACT Math – Math Basics Quiz. If they miss some of the questions, no need to worry. The online resources listed below are all the refresher they will need.

Note: Go to the tools to check other review pages or quizzes.

#### Math Basics Review Topics

##### Order of Operations

Purplemath – includes 13 corrected examples

Math Goodies – lesson, corrected examples and interactive exercises

Math is Fun

##### Adding and Subtracting Signed Numbers

MathGuide – lesson and simple exercises

Purplemath – lesson and more complex exercises

##### Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers

Math Planet – lesson and video

Once the student has reviewed the skill he/she was struggling with, he/she can take the Math Basics Quiz again to make sure he/she can answer all the questions correctly.

#### 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)