This GED math test below is a practice test that will help you prepare to take the math portion of the GED. The math portion of the GED is called mathematical reasoning.
This GED math practice test on this page will help you become familiar with the kind of questions that are likely to be on the GED test. You will really get some good training here.
I strongly encourage you not to give up and take the practice test in its entirety. Resist the urge to quit after you have answered just a few questions. If you quit on the real test after you have answered just a few questions, it is likely that you will fail!
How to pass the GED math test
In order to pass the math portion of the GED, you will need to have a good understanding of basic math concepts such as fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, proportions, and how to use these math skills in rear life situations.
Next, you will need some knowledge of algebra such as how to simplify expressions, evaluating exponents, solving equations, solving inequalities, and some other important skills in algebra.
As far as geometry skills, you definitely need to know how to find the perimeter, the area, and volume of commonly used shapes.
Finally, make sure you understand how to read graphs and interpret data shown on these graphs.
My website can indeed help you master all these skills if you study carefully all the lessons.
Score required to pass the GED math test
The test is scored on a scale from 100 to 200. The passing score used to be 150. However, apparently, it has been lowered to 145 in 2016.
To pass the GED math practice test I put together on my site, you will need at least 150. I am also giving you 50 minutes to finish the entire test. The real test is now tougher than ever before.
Therefore, Let us keep it this way so you can really challenge yourself and improve the likelihood that you will pass. Later on, you will thank me for it!
Tips when taking the real GED math test
Do not waste too much time on a question if you do not know the answer immediately.
Some questions will be multiple-choice questions. If you do not know the answer to a question at all, eliminate answers you think make no sense at all and then make an educated guess with the remaining choices.
If you think you need a lot of time to figure out a question, flag the question and move on to those that will take you less time. Then, come back to it later and try to answer it if you still have some time left.
GED math test FAQs
The GED math test will probably be the most difficult portion of the GED test. However, it is not hard to pass if you studied and prepared well. Because there is a time limit, time will be your biggest enemy. Therefore, you need to know the material very well before taking the test. I recommend that you read carefully the lesson about "why is math so hard" so you know how to avoid some common pitfalls.
The highest math level on the GED math test is high school algebra and geometry. You do not need to worry about trigonometry and Calculus. You will never see that kind of math!
You will be allowed to use a calculator. You can bring your own calculator or you can use the on-screen calculator that will be provided to you. You can only use the TI-30XS MultiView scientific calculator and you can only use it to answer the second part of the math test.
No, you must pass all subjects to get your GED. However, you can retake the GED math section as many times as needed until you pass.
No, you do not! A formula sheet that contains all the important formulas such as the Pythagorean theorem formula, the quadratic formula, the slope formula, and many others will be provided to you. As a test-taker, you will focus your energy on application, not on memorization of formulas.
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