Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What's in the GED Math Test?

A Closer Look: GED Math
Most students when they consult with me wonder what the GED Math test covers? And I always tell them the the following. The GED test, Mathematics, will test your ability to solve word problems using graphics, basic computation, analysis, and reasoning skills. I also give them the following list. The list looks overwhelming, but take it one piece at a time. Almost all the students I serve are great with whole numbers, but it is the fractions, percents, algebra, and geometry that need reviewing.
If you are wondering if you should start with basic math foundational skills, or you are ready to go full blown into the GED math book, check out this great Pre-GED assessment. If you receive a 70% or above- you are ready for GED math material, if it shows less than 70% you might want to consider a basic math skills book for now. Good luck!
It is my professional opinion that regardless of how well you think your GED Math skills are, you should do some reviewing. Also, become comfortable with the calculator that will be allowed on the test. In addition, know how to fill out the special grid format of the test. This may be best done by contacting your local GED Learning Center. They should have the books, materials, and expertise to help you. Good luck!
The GED Math test will....
>>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.
>>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.