I am about to take my final exam and I am grateful for having had the opportunity to take this course! In high school, my mathematical abilities were practically non-existent; however, I now have found a new confidence in my abilities that will allow me to successfully start and complete a university degree in the near future!

I enjoyed the class and the instructor was great and the lessons were easy to understand. I also thought the lessons were just the right length. Thank you for having an online class.

I just wanted to thank you for your time and the education you have provided me. I will continue to study my GED book a little more and then go take my test. I feel better about myself now that I can do this math. Thank you so very much!

I really enjoyed this math class and found it most helpful. In this class nothing was assumed that you must know it, but rather, every little detail was explained. New methods that I have never see before made previous difficult areas so much easier. This was certainly a great class.

I've always hated math with a passion but this course changed that. Thanks!

I was nervous that I wouldn't understand the course because it was online and not face-to-face. It turns out, I really enjoyed it and it was very easy to understand and fit into my schedule. I plan on taking the GED Math test this Wednesday and thanks to your course, I'm confident I will pass.

Math used to be an obstacle to me. After this course it no longer is. Barb knows what she is doing when it comes to math. The lesson format was exactly what I was looking for. The lessons are so well formatted that there is no need for "guesswork". Suprisingly, I actually found the course interesting. I am so happy to have my new math skills for the GED test and also for use in my daily life. Much thanks to you Barb and keep up the good work!

This was a nice and compact course to ENSURE that I was ready. I really liked the whole set up. Thanks so much for everything, I went from a score of 390 to a 460! Passed my math!

I have recommended this course to several of my students who are needing extra help on the GED math. They like the simple way that the concepts are explained. I learned new ways to explain some problems to my students to help them to remember how to solve the problems. I highly recommend this class if you want a no-nonsense, down-to-earth math overview before you take the 2014 GED.

Instructor was supportive and made efforts to communicate online. Excellent selection of real-life problems (roofing, Facebook, etc.), clear explanation of relevance (shopping, quadratics used for programming online class, etc.) Good balance of teaching math content along with info about the GED test (formula sheet, calculator).

Prepare for the GED® Math Test Details + Objective

Course Code: ge3

You Will Learn

- Learn the types of questions you will see on the math portion of the GED® test
- Learn basic math concepts and problem solving techniques
- Review and practice fractions, decimals, and percentages
- Learn math laws and rules for computations you will perform on the test
- Learn that language of algebra, write algebraic sentences and solve equations and inequalities
- Learn to locate points on a grid and write equations for lines
- Learn to figure area and perimeter
- Compute the volume and surface area of solid objects
- Learn how to solve problems related to statistics
- Look at graphs that you will encounter in several modules of the GED® test
- Learn test-taking tips, how to register for the test and schedule your test

How the course is taught

- Instructor-led course
- 6 weeks in duration
- Courses begin each month
- 2 lessons released each week
- 24 course hours

How you will benefit

- Review and master basic math skills and build a foundation you will need to solve all types of problems found on the GED® test
- Be prepared and confident to take the GED® test

Prepare for the GED® Math Test Outline

Week 1

In your first lesson, you will become acquainted with the kinds of questions you will see on the math portion of the GED® test. You will examine some basic math concepts and problem solving techniques that you can use throughout the course. Then you will focus on the basics of fractions, decimals, and percentages.

Week 2

In this lesson you will discover math laws and rules that will set the stage for the computations you will perform in future lessons and on the math part of the GED® test. You will learn to write large numbers and small numbers and discover the rules for adding negative numbers. Then you will learn some terms used in algebra and discover how to simplify complicated expressions and solve problems. The lesson will include lots of practice.

Week 3

This lesson is all about equations. You will learn the language of algebra, and write algebraic sentences, solve equations and inequalities. Then you will cover the greatest common factor, factoring, and the FOIL procedure.

Week 4

In this lesson you will put your algebra skills to work as you create lines on a coordinate grid. You will locate points on a grid and then write equations for lines. Then you will learn how to figure the area and perimeter of all kinds of shapes.

Week 5

This lesson will add a third dimension to the plane objects in the previous lesson. You will learn to compute the volume and surface area of solid objects, including prisms, spheres, pyramids, and cylinders. Then you will learn about permutations and combinations as well as measures of central tendency and probability.

Week 6

In this lesson you will use proportions, functions, charts, and your algebra skills to solve word problems. Finally you will look at graphs that you will likely encounter on several modules of the test. You will gain some test-taking tips and learn how to register for and schedule your GED® test.

Prepare for the GED® Math Test Instructors

Barbara Rolston

Barbara Rolston holds a master's degree and has been teaching GED® preparatory classes since 1975 in a variety of settings, including adult schools, community colleges, and large corporations. She also was responsible for administering the GED® exam in a correctional facility for two years.

Prepare for the GED® Math Test Requirements / Prerequisites

You should have the ability to read and write the English language at a high-school level. You should also be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers. If you are testing in the United States, you should have an understanding of the English measurement system. If you're testing in Canada, you should be familiar with the metric system.

Prepare for the GED® Math Test Frequently Asked Questions

When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.