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Math Preparation for the GED® Test

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Course Description

This online course will prepare you to take the Mathematics portion of the GED® (General Educational Development) test. The testing format will be explained and broken down to highlight the content this part of the exam will cover. This course will provide several resources from strategies, review of material, test taking tips, practice exercises and tests.

Topics covered:

-Arithmetic (different forms of numbers, signs and symbols, how to perform various operations, how to solve problems with Fractions, Percents and Decimals, and much more)

-Algebra (linear Equations and Inequalities, how to solve various word problems, how to simplify and factor numbers, and much more)

-Statistics (Data Analysis, Probability, Measures of Central Tendency, charts/tables/schedules, graphs, circle/bar/line graphs)

-Geometry (Geometric Concepts and Relationships, understanding measurements of congruence and similarity, the Pythagorean Theorem, and much more)

You cannot take the GED® test online. UniversalClass does not administer state-sanctioned GED® tests.

We recommend the following steps to pass the official, state-administered, GED® test:

  1. Enroll in a GED® Preparation course
  2. Purchase all recommended GED® Preparation books and materials
  3. Study all course materials
  4. Take all practice tests in the course and book materials
  5. After you have mastered all material and passed all tests, you must sign up for the state-administered GED® test
  6. Take the GED® test in person approved by both your state and the American Council on Education with a proctor
  7. If you pass the state-administered GED® test, the state will issue you a high school equivalency diploma

*GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used without permission. The GED® and GED Testing Service®® brands are administered by GED Testing Service® LLC under license. THIS WORK IS NOT AUTHORIZED, ENDORSED, OR LICENSED BY AMERICAN COUNSEL ON EDUCATION OR GED Testing Service®, AND ANY REFERENCE TO "GED®" IN THE TITLE OR BODY OF THIS WORK IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO IMPLY AN AFFILIATION WITH, OR SPONSORSHIP BY, GED Testing Service® OR ANY STATE OR ENTITY AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE GED® BRANDED GOODS OR SERVICES.

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe math preparation for the GED.
  • Recognize whole numbers & operations.
  • Recognize number sense.
  • Recognize decimal numbers.
  • Recognize fractions & fraction operations.
  • Solve number relationships.
  • Determine statistics and data analysis problems and solutions.
  • Determine how to solve percent problems.
  • Determine probability.
  • Determine data analysis.
  • Demonstrate algebra.
  • Determine measurement calculations.
  • Determine geometry solutions, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Course Lessons

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Introduction to Math Preparation for the GED

This course will begin by going through the test requirements as well as other test taking information. 0 Total Points
  • Review Article: Math Tips
  • Review Article: GED Testing Site
  • Review Article: FAQS about the GED Test

Lesson 1: Whole Numbers & Operations

Lesson topics include Basic Operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), Solving Word Problems with Basic Operations 30 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: assignmentpractice11.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: assignmentpractice12.pdf
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1: Whole Numbers & Operations

Lesson 2: Number Sense

Lesson topics include Powers, Exponents & Square Roots, and Order of Operations 25 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: assignmentpractice21.pdf
  • Review Article: Squares and Square Roots
  • Review Article: Order of Operation
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Number Sense

Lesson 3: Decimal Numbers

Lesson topics include Place Value and Ordering Decimals, Decimal Operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division 105 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: assignmentpractice31.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: assignmentpractice32.pdf
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3: Decimal Numbers
  • Complete Exam: Post Test 1

Lesson 4: Fractions & Fraction Operations

Lesson topics include Fractions & Fraction Operations, Types of Fractions, and Operations with Fractions 27 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: assignmentpractice42.pdf
  • Review Article: Operations in Fractions
  • Review Article: Types of Fractions
  • Review Article: Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: Fractions & Fraction Operations

Lesson 5: Number Relationships

Lesson topics include signed numbers, and Multiplying & Dividing Signed Numbers 24 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: assignmentpractice51.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: assignmentpractice52.pdf
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Number Relationships

Lesson 6: Statistics & Data Analysis

Lesson topics include Ratios and Rates, and Proportions 98 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: assignmentpractice61.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: assignmentpractice62.pdf
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6: Statistics & Data Analysis
  • Complete Exam: Post Test 2

Lesson 7: Percents

Lesson topics include Converting Percents to Fractions and Decimals (and vice versa!), and Solving Percent Problems & Interest Problems 25 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: assignmentpractice71.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: assignmentpractice72.pdf
  • Review Article: Percent Problems
  • Review Article: Converting Fractions to Decimals
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7: Percents

Lesson 8: Probability

Lesson topics include Probability, Probability Range, and Dependent Probability 22 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: assignmentpractice81.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: assignmentpractice82.pdf
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8: Probability

Lesson 9: Data Analysis

Lesson topics include Measures of Central Tendency, finding the range, finding the mean, finding the median, finding the mode, and interpreting Charts, Tables and Graphs. 96 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: assignmentpractice91.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: assignmentpractice92.pdf
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: Data Analysis
  • Complete Exam: Post Test 3

Lesson 10: Algebra

Lesson topics include Algebra expressions & equations, one-step and multi-step Algebra equations- word problems- simplifying expressions- Inequalities, and graphing & multiplying expressions 25 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: assignmentpractice101.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: assignmentpractice102.pdf
  • Review Article: Algebra Problems
  • Review Article: Problems
  • Review Article: Multiply and Divide Expressions
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10: Algebra

Lesson 11: Measurement

Lesson topics include standard & metric measurement, time- distance & money calculations. 26 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: assignmentlesson112.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: assignmentpractice111.pdf
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11: Measurement

Lesson 12: Geometry

Lesson topics include Geometry Vocabulary & Measurements, Angles and Triangles Relationships. 101 Total Points
  • Practice Worksheet 1: assignmentpractice121.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: assignmentpractice122.pdf
  • Review Article: Trigonometry Worksheets
  • Review Article: Area of Polygons
  • Take Poll: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 12: Geometry
  • Complete Exam: Post Test 4
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Student Testimonials

  • "All of it was very helpful. It gave me the knowledge and confidence necessary for this section of the GED which, beforehand, I was very worried about. What was most helpful were the sections that most expanded on what I learned in school, particularly algebra, geometry and trigonometry." -- Kaleb H.

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