Wednesday, June 27, 2007

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. 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.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

GED Resources

If you are a GED teacher or student you probably realize that finding good free resources on the internet is possible, but sometimes it's like finding a needle in a haystack! And if you find these FREE resources, many times they are not what they seem. The links don't work, or the worksheets and books are not designed for adults.... but for children. The graphics are childish and not something that I would give to my students. But there are some great sites with good worksheets such as Learningtrends. Not only do they have free worksheets, but they also have basic math flashcards that you can download for free!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Reading is the KEY to your GED

Getting your GED could change your life! It may allow you to obtain a promotion at work or, perhaps, get you a job!

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, 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

GED Practice Tests

If a students has a fairly high reading level, at least 10+, they should do fairly well on a GED Practice Predictor test. There are practice tests in all five areas of the GED.

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 and we will be happy to quote you a price.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

GED study materials

when considering GED study materials, there will be many choices. My suggstion would be to either purchase a Pre- GED book or materials depending on your reading ability. There are also great web sites for GED prep.