Certificate in Prepare for the GED® Math Test Online Course

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Start Now To Learn How to Prepare for the GED® Math Test Master the skills required to pass the Mathematical Reasoning module in the 2014 GED® test series. You'll start off with a review of math basics and begin building the foundation you'll need to solve the types of math problems commonly found on the test. In the process, you'll develop hands-on experience with percentages, proportions, statistics, algebra, geometry, and more.

Each lesson gives you a chance to apply your knowledge by practicing with the same kind of questions you may find on the GED® test. By the time you finish this course, you'll be much more comfortable with your math skills, and you'll 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 or the official practice tests before you can take the official GED® tests. Before enrolling in this course, please check with the official GED® Testing Center where you intend to take your tests to make sure that this course will meet their requirements.

*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 COUNCIL 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. Course Fast Facts: Learn to Prepare for the GED® Math Test in only 6 weeks Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone Instructors...

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Requirements: Entry requirements Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills. Minimum education Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course. Computer requirements Students will need access to a computer and the internet. Minimum specifications for the computer are: Windows: Microsoft Windows XP, or later Modern and up to date...


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There are 12 units of study

Getting to Know the Test

Our first lesson will help you become acquainted with the kinds of questions you'll see on the math portion of the GED® test. Did you know that you'll need to use a specific type of calculator? We'll also look at some basic math concepts and problem solving techniques that you can use throughout the course.

Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages

Fractions are the first skills that everyone forgets after leaving school. This lesson focuses on the basics of fractions, decimals, and percentages you'll need in order to prepare for the GED® math module. This lesson is intense, but those skills will most likely come back to you quickly . . . and I'll be by your side to answer any questions you may have.

Aunt Sally and the Rules of Math

Math laws and rules set the stage for the computations you'll perform in future lessons and on the math part of the GED® test. You'll find out how Aunt Sally will help you remember the order of operations, and you'll learn to write large numbers and small numbers without using dozens of zeros. You'll also find out the rules for adding negative numbers, so you'll never find your bank balance overdrawn.

Algebra Expressions

When you see test directions that tell you, "Solve for n," do you get nervous? In Lesson 4, you'll learn some terms we use in algebra, including "variable" and "coefficient," and you'll find out how to simplify complicated expressions and solve problems. This lesson covers the basics of algebra, and I'll include lots of practice to ensure that you understand those basics. Algebra isn't as scary as you might think!

Equations and Inequalities

This lesson is all about equations. First you'll learn the language of algebra, and then you'll write algebra sentences. From there, we'll move on to solving equations and inequalities.

Quadratic Equations

Everything you need to know about quadratic equations for the GED® test is in this lesson. We'll cover the greatest common factor, factoring, and the FOIL procedure. By the time we're done, you'll be confidently solving quadratic equations.

Using a Coordinate Grid

In Lesson 7, you'll put your algebra skills to work as you create lines on a coordinate grid. You'll locate points on a grid and then write equations for lines. By the end of the lesson, you'll know what slope is and how to figure out the steepness of a line.

Plane Figures and Angles

Lesson 8 includes math that you can use in your home improvement projects as well as on the GED® test. Need to paint or carpet a room? How about building a new fence for your yard? You'll learn how to figure the area and perimeter of all kinds of shapes.

Solid Geometry: The Third Dimension

Lesson 9 adds a third dimension to the plane objects in the previous lesson. You'll learn to compute the volume and surface area of solid objects, including prisms, spheres, pyramids, and cylinders.

Statistics: What Are the Odds?

Statistics will help you excel on the math, social studies, and science parts of the GED® test. In today's lesson, you'll find out about permutations and combinations as well as measures of central tendency and probability. This lesson may not help you win the lottery, but you'll be ready for questions related to statistics!

Word Problems

Lesson 11 gives you a chance to put many of your new math skills to work. We'll use proportions, functions, charts, and your algebra skills to solve word problems that may have stumped you in the past.

Graphs and Testing Tips

Lesson 12 looks at graphs that you're likely to encounter on the GED® math, science, and social studies modules. I'll also give you test-taking tips and tell you how to register for and schedule your GED® test.

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Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and...