# ACT Math

## ACT (or SAT) Math Vocabulary Terms to Know

You will find some math vocabulary on the SAT and ACT: words that may sound familiar and whose meaning may be the key to finding the correct answer. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with them in order to do your best on the math section of either of these tests! The list of terms below covers the main math vocabulary terms you should know for the ACT or SAT:

## Important Math Formulas on the ACT

You won’t see a formula sheet on the ACT Math section, so there are a few math formulas you need to memorize and recall when you take the ACT test.

The ACT does not provide a formula sheet for the Math section, so you’ll need to know a few key formulas by heart. We’ve put together a one-page, downloadable study guide to math formulas on the ACT below.

## ACT/SAT Math Practice Question: Writing a Formula to Describe a Trend

On the ACT and SAT math sections, you will come across questions about exponential and linear trends that will ask you to write a formula to describe the trend in question. In today’s post, we’re sharing an example of how to write a formula to describe a trend.

## 4 Math Section Strategies for Better Studying

In our past ACT and SAT Math section strategy posts, we’ve talked about the importance of recognizing what kind of math problem you’re looking at in order to recall how to solve it. However, it does take some practice, just like any other skill you want to improve! So we wanted to provide four Math section strategies for recognizing problems as you see them.

## Free Math Videos for Distance Learning

If your school is opting for a distance learning approach this year, math videos for distancing learning will help you succeed in your remote learning math class without a teacher to help you in-person.

## Resources to Visualize Math Like a Mathematician

We’re firm believers that everyone learns well visually, which is why we include professionally-animated explanations in our ACT/SAT prep course. We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite websites and books for visualizing math, below:

## ACT Math Section Strategies

The ACT Math test is a marathon: you will have 60 minutes to answer 60 multiple-choice questions. In order to prepare for the race, you’ll want a thorough knowledge of the content of the test and to train yourself in timing and problem-solving strategies.

## The Best Calculator to Use on the ACT

We highly recommend that you do use a calculator on the ACT test. When used correctly, it can help you solve problems more quickly and bolster your confidence in your answers. Read about our recommended calculators for the ACT:

## The 5 Kinds of ACT Math Questions

The ACT math section covers five areas of math. So, what kinds of questions can you expect to see on this section? The content can be grouped as follows: number & quantity, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics & probability.