I know it sounds dumb, but when I did some practice math tests, I consistently got the first 30 or 35 correct, then miss like 5 to 8 in the next 30. Does the math get harder the further you go or am I just rushing and losing focus?

**You're correct - ACT Math does get harder the further you go.** As we explain in this article on ACT Math Question order, the 60 Math questions can be roughly divided into three tiers of difficulty:
Questions 1-20: "easy"
Questions 21-40: "medium"
Questions 41-60: "hard"

In addition, based on an analysis one of our blog writers did on the ACT Math test, questions 1-30 tend to test algebra and numbers, while questions 31-60 focus more on geometry and trigonometry. Therefore, it's possible that you're also struggling in particular with geometry and trigonometry content (in addition to the "harder" questions).