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The GED Mathematics Test Passing the GED Math Test Margaret A. Rogers, M.A. ABE/GED Teacher Adult School Administrator Education Consultant California Distance Learning Project www.cdlponline.org 1
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#27 ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ GED Video Partner Passing the GED Math Test Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I assure you mine are still greater. Albert Einstein TEST OVERVIEW: Time: 90 minutes total; 45 minutes for each of the two parts. The test consists of two parts: Part 1: Calculator Permitted: You will need to read and solve word problems. You must be able to combine your ability to use computational skills with problem solving. 25 questions - approximately 20 multiple choice and approximately five alternative grid formats Use the Casio fx-260 solar powered scientific calculator which will be supplied by the test center 4 major content areas tested: Number Operations and Number Sense--about six of the questions on each part Measurement and Geometry--about six of the questions on each part Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability--about six of the questions on each part Algebra, Functions and Patterns-- about six of the questions on each part ¾ 4 major mathematical skills needed to answer questions: Procedural--choosing the correct method to solve a problem but not having to come up with the correct answer--about 10 of the questions on the whole test Conceptual--knowing and using mathematical principles and ideas--about 15 of the questions on the whole test Application, Modeling, Problem Solving--applying ways and methods to solve problems and judging whether or not an answer is reasonable--about 25 of the problems on the whole test 2
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¾ ¾ ¾ Part 2: Calculator Not Permitted: You will need to read and solve word problems. You will not need to complete complex calculations. Many of the questions on Part II can be solved using estimation, number sense, and problem solving strategies 25 questions - approximately 20 multiple choice and approximately five alternative grid formats ¾ 4 major content areas tested: Number Operations and Number Sense--about six of the questions on each part Measurement and Geometry--about six of the questions on each part Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability--about six of the questions on each part Algebra, Functions and Patterns-- about six of the questions on each part ¾ 4 major mathematical skills need to answer questions: Procedural--choosing the correct method to solve a problem but not having to come up with the correct answer--about 10 of the questions on the whole test Conceptual--knowing and using mathematical principles and ideas--about 15 of the questions on the whole test Application, Modeling, Problem Solving--applying ways and methods to solve problems and judging whether or not an answer is reasonable--about 25 of the problems on the whole test SCORING: Part I and Part II are weighted equally. The number of correct answers on each part is combined to find the total number of correct answers.
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