# New Book: ACT Math Diagnostic Tests

This week we’ve published a new book: ACT Math Diagnostic Tests. Hopefully you’ll find this book useful as you prepare for the ACT.

Perhaps you’re trying to decide which test you’re going to take. Will it be the ACT or the SAT? This book will give you an idea of the kinds of  problems you’re likely to encounter on test day. The math of the ACT includes topics you learned in middle school, like averages and proportions. You’ll also see problems from Algebra and Geometry as well as the functions you learned about in Algebra 2. Finally, each test contains a few problems from Trigonometry.

If you’ve already decided that the ACT is the test for you, this book will help you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses. Each of the six tests in the book contains twenty problems. By the time you finish the diagnostic tests, you’ll have done 120 problems, the equivalent of two full ACT Math tests. You’ll have done this without using up any of the tests in The Real ACT Prep Guide.

The paperback version is available for \$12.95 on Amazon. In addition, the Kindle version can be downloaded for \$4.99. To preview the book or make a purchase, just click on the book cover above.

A few weeks ago we posted ACT Math Diagnostic Test #1. Hopefully you found it useful. We’ve created a second test that can give you even more insight into your strengths and weaknesses.

Who can benefit from the diagnostic tests?
Two types of students might find these tests helpful. Perhaps you’re trying to decide between the SAT and the ACT. These tests will give you an idea of the math content tested on the ACT as well as the level of difficulty found on the test.

How should I use the tests?
Each test contains 20 questions and you should give yourself 20 minutes to complete each one. On the actual ACT, you’ll get 60 minutes to complete 60 questions. The first thing you’ll want to see is how you do on time. Are you able to complete all 20 questions in less than 20 minutes? If not, how far over the time did you go? If you’re over by a bit at the outset, don’t worry too much. As you practice more and get used to the content and the way the questions are asked, you’ll probably work through the questions more quickly.

Second, what types of questions do you always seem to get right and which ones give you some difficulty? The answer key tells you which of the three ACT question types (Pre-Algebra & Elementary Algebra; Intermediate Algebra & Coordinate Geometry; Plane Geometry & Trigonometry) each problem belongs to. As you start to see patterns in the questions you get right and wrong, you’ll know where to focus your studying.