There are 2 kinds of people in the world: those that like math and those that don’t. I fall into the “like math” category, which is good news for you! If you like math, these tips and tricks can help you out, but if you don’t like math – CONTINUE READING!

Increase your ACT and SAT Math Score

Math is definitely the most content based of all of the sections on either that ACT or the SAT. So yes, how well you do in math might have something to do with how you do in math in school. Now with that said, there are still a lot of ways that you can increase your score.

  1. Practice, practice, practice.
    This is true of all sections, but it can really help out on math. The more practice you do, the more questions that you will know how to do!
  2. “Plug” your answer choices
    There are two ways to use your answer choices. You can plug in your answers when there are numbers in the answer choices. You can plug in numbers to the problem when there are variables in the answer choices.
  3. Focus on the “easy” questions
    Yes, there is going to be harder math questions, but you can still get a good score on the test by making sure you are doing well on the problems at the beginning of the test. It is OK if you take more time on those and then have to guess on the questions at the end of the test. If you struggle with math, chances are that you will have a difficult time with the problems at the end of the test anyway. You will benefit (and so will your score!) if you make sure you take the time to get the “easy” questions correct.
  4. Draw pictures for the geometry problems
    As soon as a questions says, “Rectangle ABCD…” you need to draw rectangle ABCD on your paper! It is going to help you visualize what you are doing, and it is well worth the time!
  5. The highest math is pre-calc
    No worries though because there are only 1-2 questions that are at this level! Focus on Pre-Algebra and Geometry to get biggest increase with your study time!