Ch 24: ACT Math: Absolute Value

About This Chapter

Prepare for the college-entry ACT math test with our absolute value lessons. The short videos followed by self-assessments will help you review successfully.

ACT Math: Absolute Value - Chapter Summary

Sharpen your math skills for the ACT with the following topics pertaining to absolute value:

  • Define absolute value
  • Evaluate absolute value expressions
  • Solve absolute value equations

In addition to the definition of absolute value and solution examples, this chapter's lessons provide practice problems, giving you more experience in solving absolute value questions. The short, user-friendly videos present a review of absolute value concepts, and the results on the quizzes will give you immediate feedback.

ACT Math Objectives

The math portion of the ACT is a 60-minute exam with 60 multiple-choice questions, for which you'll choose the one correct answer. The test addresses six major content areas of mathematics:

  • Pre-algebra
  • Elementary algebra
  • Intermediate algebra
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Plane geometry
  • Trigonometry

All the problems on the test are solvable without a calculator, and the test booklets provide space for pencil calculations. However, you may use approved calculator models during testing. Please check the student ACT site for additional information about acceptable calculator use. More than half of the test (55%) assesses algebraic concepts. Topics on the ACT covered by the video lessons include:

  • Absolute value
  • Ordering numbers by value
  • Absolute value equations
  • Absolute value inequalities

The quizzes associated with each lesson can help you hone your testing strategy and show you areas where you need to improve. You'll get four math scores in your report, including a total score on the complete test and sub scores in pre-algebra/elementary algebra, intermediate algebra/coordinate geometry and plane geometry/trigonometry.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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