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. It looks overwhelming but if the student has a reading level of at least 10 (I use TABE, Test of Adult Basic Education) and a math level of 9 or above- they should not have too much difficulty passing the test with some study. 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!
>>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.