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Ideas for Progress: Range 1–12

ACT Explore/ACT Plan/The ACT Mathematics

Entries followed by a dagger (†) apply to the ACT Mathematics Test only.

To enhance their skills in each mathematics-related strand, students who score in the 1–12 score range may benefit from activities that encourage them to do the following:

Score Range 1–12
Basic Operations & Applications
  • practice and apply estimation and computation using whole numbers and decimals
  • choose the appropriate method of computation to solve multistep problems (e.g., calculator, mental, or pencil and paper)
  • practice selecting appropriate units of measure (e.g., inches or feet, hours or minutes, centimeters or meters) and converting between units
  • model and connect physical, verbal, and symbolic representations of money
Probability, Statistics, & Data Analysis
  • interpret data from a variety of displays and use it in computation (e.g., mean, median, mode, range)
  • organize, display, and analyze data in a variety of ways
Numbers: Concepts & Properties  
Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
  • model a variety of problem situations with expressions and/or equations
  • use the inverse relationships for the basic operations of addition and subtraction to determine unknown quantities
Graphical Representations
  • locate and describe points in terms of their position on the number line
Properties of Plane Figures  
  • identify line segments in geometric figures and estimate or calculate their measure