Levels of math
The vast majority of math on both the SAT and ACT consists of pre-algebra, algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and trigonometry. Any student who has learned these topics is ready to take the SAT or ACT. You do not need to take pre-calculus to do well on the math section of either test.
Differences between the tests
The tests cover math that’s learned over a number of years, so some of this math you learned years ago. It’s really common to forget a lot of basic math concepts, like adding and subtracting fractions. Reviewing is key to mastering the math sections. It’s also important to learn test taking strategies, practice on official tests, and review your mistakes so you know what you need to study.
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