Free ACT Math Practice

Instructor: Donna Smith
ACT math practice questions and instructional resources help you understand the math concepts covered on the exam and give you a better idea of what the test will look like. Find out about some free online practice tests as well as some inexpensive learning resources to make sure you're all set for the ACT math test.

Assessing ACT Practice Resources

Several online resources exist to prepare you for the math section on the ACT exam and help perfect your skills before the big day. Most free resources are limited to practice tests, which offer you a peek at what types of questions you'll be asked and the format of the questions. Test prep sites are also available to give you detailed information about taking the ACT, from what to expect on test day to personal instruction from online advisors.

ACT, Inc.

ACT, Inc., the organization that develops this college admissions test, offers free math practice questions on its website. Available resources include five sets of multiple-choice sample questions. Students who select incorrect answers are provided with suggestions for checking their calculations. If you get the answer correct, the site outlines each of the problem-solving steps needed to reach the solution.

You can also get free math practice by downloading an ACT preparation booklet that includes a complete sample test. The math section is comprised of 60 multiple-choice questions.

An answer key lets you see how many right answers were chosen for the entire test as well as on each of the math subsections. By following instructions for using a sample conversion table, you can get an idea of what your scaled scores would be.

Colleges and Universities

Some colleges and universities, like the ones below, provide free online and on-campus ACT math practice tests and resources. You can research schools in your area to find out if they offer free online ACT resources or on-campus test prep classes.

  • Oakland University in Rochester, MI, offers two days of free simulated ACT testing with score reports in April and May.
  • The University of Chicago in Hyde Park, IL, provides a free, 10-week prep course in fall and spring.
  • The University of Hawaii at Manoa has a free online, scored test simulation that gives students a suggested study guide with lessons and other prep materials.

Princeton Review

The Princeton Review holds ACT Rock the Test weekend practice events around the country so students can get a peek at the exam. During the event, students can take a practice test and get their scores. Prep tests are also available online through the Princeton Review.

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After working on the math practice, you may decide you need additional help. At you'll discover more than just practice questions. You'll have access to affordable online ACT prep courses that include sample quizzes as well as video lessons that explain math concepts and test-taking strategies. Instructors are available to support you if you get stuck on a problem.

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