# THE MATH SECTION

We have put together our own customized recommendations (homework assignments) so that you can take the strategies discussed in our workshops and really apply them. We understand that everyone has different schedules, so we have broken the assignments into 6 levels (in our recommended order of precedence), so that you can adjust around based on your schedule. Click the “Instructions” tabs to expand to full details.

That being said, the students that receive the most from our classes/workshops are those who complete all assignments. You will receive a short questionnaire at the end of the week asking how many of the levels you completed (allowing us to track your progress). Definitely feel free to complete the assignments that work with your schedule. Do your best!

### 1. Read Barron’s *ACT 36* chapters 7-12

Instructions:

Make sure you read actively:

- Underline and highlight important information.
- Work out all problems in the book, using the strategies and calculator you plan to use on the exam.
- Circle your response to every sample question in the book before reading the answer/explanation.
- Summarize each paragraph you read in your own words in the margin (great practice for the reading section).
- Take the practice test in chapter 12 as timed test (60 minutes).
- Dog-ear pages that have the strategies/concepts that you need to review the most.

### 2. Go through the strategy flashcards for the Math section

Instructions:

- Place the 40 strategy cards (identified in the top right corner) on your sorting ring.
- Remove cards that you understand, so that the cards on your ring are the strategies you need to review.
- Flash cards are the most beneficial when reviewed
*frequently,*so build reviewing the cards into your regular schedule. - If there are other concepts/formulas not covered by the flash cards that you need to review then make your own index card, hole punch the corner and add to the back of the card ring.
- After you have focused on the strategies you can then move on to the multiple choice for extra practice.
- Review your top strategy cards from the English section.

### 3. Take the Math section of *The Real ACT Prep Guide* practice test 3

Instructions:

If you have time to take a full-length test this week then skip this step and complete assignment 6.

- Complete the Math section on page 450, using the bubble sheet from the book (you can also copy the bubble sheet or print out the first two pages here).
- Take the Math section under timed conditions (60 minutes), using the same watch and calculator you will use during the exam.
- Grade your exam (pages 899-904), noting your subscores on Pre-Algebra/Elem. Algebra, Inter. Algebra/Coord. Geometry, and Plane Geometry/Trigonometry.
- Go back and review every question you missed, identifying your mistakes and applying the strategies discussed in the workshop (explanations for all answers can be found on page 519), OR go to assignment 4 and upload the test to www.testive.com.
- ADVANCED: Create a journal to write down the gist of every question, the mistake you made, why you made it, and what you will do next time to avoid that mistake.

- Star questions you would like to review with your tutor.

### 4. Sign up and use www.testive.com

Instructions:

www.testive.com is an awesome, free online test prep program for the ACT that directly corresponds with the exams given in *The Real ACT Prep Guide*. This tool allows for you to take the strategies learned in our workshops and receive adaptive practice to focus in on your weak areas.

- Complete your registration, setting up the number of questions you would like to do each day (and on what days).
- I highly recommend utilizing their free text reminders.

- Upload your answers for the Math section from practice test 3 (or the entire test if you complete assignment 6) of
*The Real ACT Prep Guide*(you can do that here). Review your mistakes. - Go through the Math review questions (and additional sections for extra practice if you want).
- Complete the Math video lessons.

### 5. Complete the second set of sample online questions from the ACT official website

Instructions:

The official ACT website has sample passages for each section of the test, with instant online feedback on your answers. This is a great way to break up a lot of book work with a quick review of the entire test.

- Complete passage 2 for each section. You will instantly see feedback on your answers (pay close attention to the reasons why you miss any of them). Click the links below for the passages for this week (just complete that one passage, save the others for following weeks).
- English
- Math
- Reading
- Science Reasoning
- Writing (optional)

### 6. Take a full-length practice exam and review

Instructions:

If you have time to take a full-length test each week you will see an incredible increase in your comfort level with the exam, a reduction in your anxiety, and great practice from a variety of questions. Taking multiple full-length exams *and learning from your mistakes* is THE best way to prepare the ACT.

- Complete the entire test (starting on page 440), using the bubble sheet from the book (you can also copy the bubble sheet or print out the first two pages here).
- Take the test under timed conditions (45 minutes for English, 60 for Math, 10-15 minute break, 35 for Reading and 35 for Science Reasoning), using the same watch and calculator you will use during the exam. If you need to break this up into multiple sittings you can, though I recommend taking it all together to build stamina.
- Grade your exam (page 897-904), noting your subscores on English, Math and Reading.
- Go back and review every question you missed, identifying your mistakes and applying the strategies discussed in the workshop (explanations for all answers can be found on page 495), OR go to assignment 4 and upload the test to www.testive.com.
- ADVANCED: Create a journal to write down the gist of every question, the mistake you made, why you made it, and what you will do next time to avoid that mistake.

- Star questions you would like to review with your tutor.

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