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Kristin Fracchia

How to Use the ACT Website in Your ACT Prep

It’s crazy how many students don’t take advantage of the free resources on the ACT website. Lucky ducks, we made you this complete guide to all the best stuff…

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Math Tips: Must-Know Math Formulas for the ACT

Unlike the SAT, the ACT does not give you a list of formulas at the beginning of the math test. And that means there are some you absolutely need to have memorized. Here are the more common ones that you might be called upon to use that you should definitely know by heart:   Averages: […]

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Catrina Coffey

Complex Numbers on the ACT: Multiplication and Division

Remember, a complex number is very similar to a binomial. We’re dealing with imaginary and real numbers at the same time. We already took a look at addition and subtraction, so let’s move on to multiplication and division. These are a little trickier, but only division involves a skill you may not have used yet. […]

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Catrina Coffey

ACT Math Trigonometry

Worried about ACT trigonometry? You don’t have to be! Check out this post for everything you need to know about ACT math trigonometry for test day.

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Catrina Coffey

ACT Tip: How To Use Your Calculator Wisely

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your calculator on test day. You can use a calculator on the ACT Math Test. You cannot use a calculator on the Science Test. (Or the English and Reading Tests… not that you’d want to.) Make sure the calculator you want to use […]

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Catrina Coffey

Complex Numbers on the ACT: Addition and Subtraction

Complex Numbers Complex numbers are kind of like binomials. They have two parts: a real number and an imaginary number. Some examples of complex numbers would be (3 + 4i) , (-2, -i), or (7 – 3i). Make sense? We’ve got the real and the imaginary working together in peace and harmony. Let’s talk about what […]

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Catrina Coffey

Imaginary Numbers on the ACT

Wondering about ACT imaginary numbers problems? This post has all the info you need to master this ACT Math question type.

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Kristin Fracchia

TuesdACT Video: Red Book Math Test 5 #60 – Functions

  In this special episode of TuesdACT (and the next few episodes), we are going to work through solutions to some of the questions in The Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition that students are always asking about. We’re kicking it off with a math question on functions from ACT Practice Test 5, Question 60, […]

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Conquering Right Triangles & the Pythagorean Theorem on ACT Math – Part 2

If you’ve read Part 1 of the “Conquering Right Triangles…” series, you’re ready to rock some more challenging ACT Math questions with a quick “Triangles” quiz! Try each question on your own, then check your answer against the explanation! Question #1: A right triangle with one length of 60 degrees has two leg lengths of […]

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How to Make Sense of Tricky Variables on the ACT Math Test

A “variable” in math is a placeholder for an unknown. In ACT Science, this takes on a slightly different meaning and is used to describe the factors in an experiment.  Independent variables are factors that are controlled by the scientists. Did the scientists increase the heat in the experiment? Did they add or remove pressure? […]

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