Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
When tutoring my GED math students, I use an analogy of a mason building a brick house. Each brick represents a math concept. You must first lay a solid foundation of basic whole number understanding. If you skip or skim over a concept, it will weaken your house. Start with a solid foundation and then lay each brick of knowledge thoughtfully and in the right order.
Students don't always know what that order is. They either need a tutor, or a good GED math book.
GED Math Help
Monday, August 27, 2007
A great math dictionary to use for preparing for the GED test is Usborne Illustrated Math Dictionary. It is a great bargain and less than $15.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
These five tests measure the knowledge found in those areas. The GED tests are timed tests that can vary from 65 minutes to 2 hours.
Depending on where you are located, you may need to take the entire battery of GED tests in one or two sittings. Other places will allow you to test one test at a time.
It is important that you contact your local official GED Testing Center to find out the specific GED requirements for your location.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
If you find your self out of time, but still have unanswered questions, do NOT leave any of the answers blank. Quickly fill in an answer, any answer. At least you will have a chance of picking the right one.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
A great deal for only $5!
Taking the GED Mathematics test can be very stressful if you do not properly prepare.
In my 10+ years of teaching GED prep, I have learned that many GED candidates do not have the math skills required to feel confident to take the math test.
And confidence is the KEY! For some individuals, a quick brush up is all that they need, while others may require direct instruction or tutoring to get the GED math help they require.
A good math GED workbook is also always a must!
There are 50 skills that are necessary to know in order to pass the GED Mathematics test. 31 are listed below. They are:
* Make estimates
* Arrange decimals
* Order of operations
* Solve problems using decimals (+, -, x, ÷)
* +, -, x, ÷ decimals
* Compare fractions, decimals, and percents
* Calculate percent
* Solve problems using fractions (+, -, x, ÷)
* Understand rate
* Understand angle relationships
* Evaluate and solve formulas
* +, -, x, ÷ whole numbers
* Write equations to solve word problems
* Interpret bar graphs
* Simplify fractions
* Work with algebraic equations
* Understand ratio and proportion
* Calculate Slope of a Line
* Understand discount and sales tax
* Interpret circle graphs
* Understand units of measurement
* Change units of measurement
* Solve for area, perimeter, and volume
* Calculate simple interest
* Understand Pythagorean relationship
* Write algebraic expressions
* Identify patterns
* Identify points on a linear equation
* Understand multiple line graphs
* Use two sources of data
McGraw Hill has put ALL 50 GED Skills into one book.
Top 50 Math Skills for GED Success
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Friday, July 27, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
You may wonder why I am reducing inventory. I am getting rid of some of my GED books because I plan on bringing in other GED materials and I need the space!
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Monday, July 09, 2007
Will test your ability to apply your knowledge of math in mathematical problems.
Will test your ability to apply your knowledge of math in everyday situations.
Will test your ability to analyze mathematical drawings, diagrams, charts, and graphs.
Will test your knowledge in the following mathematical areas: number operations and number sense, measurement and data analysis, , basic algebra-its functions and patterns, and geometry.
Number operations and number sense includes knowledge in the following: whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and proportions,
Measurement and data includes knowledge in the following: length, perimeter, circumference, area, volume, and time. It also includes knowledge of square roots, exponents, and scientific notation.
Basic algebra includes knowledge in the following: variables, equations, algebraic symbols, coordinate grid, factoring, ordered pairs, and slope.
Basic Geometry includes knowledge in the following: lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, and Pythagorean Relationship. It also includes knowledge in finding perimeter, circumference, area, and volume.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
As a GED teacher and mentor, I have helped guide hundrends of adults to get his/her GED. It has not always been an easy process. Some did not complete, some completed in less than 6 months, while others took a year or more.
In my experience, the major key is reading! The better your reading ability, the better and faster you will complete your GED tests. So, read...read...read. Pick up a book and read to your child or niece or nephew. Pick up the newspaper and read each and every day.
All the GED tests involve reading, so grab a book, any book, and read!
Want to read and learn GED material at the same time? A great book is the
Thursday, June 07, 2007
My recommendation is to take a Predictor GED test, in the area that you will be testing, PRIOR to the test date. It will do three things for you: give you a sense of timing (all the GED tests are timed); give you a sense of what will be on the test; and, it will give you an idea of how well you should do on the "official" GED test.
As a general rule, if you score 500 or better on the practice predictor GED test, and you stayed within the time limit..... you should do ok on the "real" GED test.
Where can you find or purchase a predictor test? Check out your local Adult Learning Center or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to quote you a price.