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Prepare for the GED® Math Test

Master the skills required to pass the Mathematical Reasoning module in the GED® test series. You will start off with a review of math basics and begin building the foundation you will need to solve the types of math problems commonly found on the test. In the process, you will develop hands-on experience with percentages, proportions, statistics, algebra, geometry, and more.

Each lesson will give you a chance to apply your knowledge by practicing with the same kind of questions you may find on the test. By the time you finish this course, you will be much more comfortable with your math skills, and you will know how, when, and why to use each math concept you learn.

Important: Some GED® Testing Centers require proof that you have passed a GED® test preparation course before you can take the official teat. Before enrolling in this course, please check with the official GED® Testing Center where you intend to take your tests to make sure this course will meet their requirements. As of 2014, not all states use the GED® test as their test for high school equivalency diploma.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Prepare for the GED® Math Test

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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