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Ideas for Progress: Range 28–32

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 28–32 score range may benefit from activities that encourage them to do the following:

Score Range 28–32
Basic Operations & Applications
  • solve problems that require combining multiple concepts
Probability, Statistics, & Data Analysis
  • design and conduct probability investigations (e.g., how the margin of error is determined) and then determine, analyze, and communicate the results
Numbers: Concepts & Properties
  • explain, solve, and/or draw conclusions for complex problems using relationships and elementary number concepts
Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
  • formulate expressions, equations, and inequalities that require planning to accurately model real-world problems (e.g., direct and inverse variation)
Graphical Representations
  • solve and graph quadratic inequalities
Properties of Plane Figures
  • make generalizations, arrive at conclusions based on conditional statements, and offer solutions for new situations that involve connecting mathematics with other content areas
  • investigate angle and arc relationships for circles
  • examine and compare a variety of methods to find areas of composite figures and construct scale drawings
  • explore geometric models where unit circle trigonometry and basic identities can be used to solve problems†