Tips & Strategies - ACT Math Section

Each section of the ACT is challenging and requires a plan to earn your Personal A+™
  • 60 Multiple Choice questions are to be completed in 60 minutes.
  • There is NO penalty for guessing.
  • Questions increase in difficulty throughout the test.

Selected Tips & Strategies

  • Pace yourself wisely. For most students, this means using about 25 minutes for the first thirty questions and the remaining 35 minutes for the last thirty questions.
  • Remember, this is the only section of the ACT where questions are mostly arranged in order of difficulty.
  • Diagrams are almost always drawn to scale, even though ACT claims otherwise. Use this knowledge to your advantage to help estimate.
  • Calculators are allowed; use your calculator when necessary.
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