# All about ACT Math section

# ACT Math Section

The Math section of the ACT is the second section in the order and the time allotted for the same is 60-minute. It is the longest section in the test.

We shall cover this journey also through a simple table which shall serve as mind map for you as an aspirant.

The following table shows the basic details of the Math section:-

S. No. |
Name of the sub-topic |
Total no. of questions |

1. |
Pre-Algebra | 14 questions |

2. |
Elementary Algebra | 10 questions |

3. |
Intermediate Algebra | 9 questions |

4. |
Co-ordinate Geometry | 9 questions |

5. |
Plane Geometry | 14 questions |

6. |
Trigonometry | 4 questions |

Let’s understand the components of each of these topics:-

## 1. **PRE-ALGEBRA**

The topic of the Pre-Algebra section can be understood from the following table:-

Sr no. |
Title of topic |

1. | Numbers i.e. whole numbers, rational numbers and integers |

2. | Order of operations i.e. Addition, subtraction, parenthesis, etc |

3. | Fractions which includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions |

4. | Exponents and square roots |

5. | Charts, tables and graphs |

6. | Cross- multiplication |

7. | Absolute Value |

8. | Mean, median and mode |

9. | Counting principles |

10. | Factors and multiples |

11. | Probability |

12. | Ratio and Proportion |

## 2. **ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA**

S.No. |
Title of the topic |

1. | Operations on Polynomials |

2. | Solving quadratic equations |

3. | Solving inequalities |

4. | Properties of Exponents and Logarithms |

5. | Roots |

6. | Using variables |

7. | Substitutions |

## 3. **INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA**

S.No. |
Title of the topic |

1. | The quadratic formula |

2. | Absolute Value Equations |

3. | Systems of equations |

4. | Complex numbers |

5. | Rational expressions |

6. | Radical expressions |

7. | Inequalities |

8. | Matrices |

## 4. **COORDINATE GEOMETRY**

S.No. |
Title of the topic |

1. | Slope |

2. | Distance & Section formula |

3. | Midpoint |

4. | Conics |

## 5. **PLANE GEOMETRY**

S.No. |
Title of the topic |

1. | Relation to plane figures such as triangles, rectangles, circles, etc. |

2. | Angle relations |

3. | Line relations |

4. | Surface relations |

## ** 6. ****TRIGONOMETRY**

S.No. |
Title of the topic |

1. | The basic ratios of trigonometry |

2. | Trigonometric graphs |

3. | Trigonometric identities and equations |

There are some important parameters which a student must remember while attempting the Math section. The difficulty level of the questions increases along the section. The main focus of the Math section is the Algebraic concepts and a lion’s share is taken by it.

The Math section undoubtedly remains a very important section of ACT.

Keep looking at the blog for SAT Maths detailed syllabus and comparison between the two.

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