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Mathematical Reasoning: What You Need to Know

September 24, 2019

Math can be a tough topic for students, but you don’t need a “math brain” to be able to pass the GED math test, just the right preparation and materials. 

Test Topics

The math section of the GED includes four different topics: 

  • Basic math
  • Geometry 
  • Basic algebra
  • Graphs and functions

You should be familiar with math concepts, measurements, equations, and applying math concepts to solve real-life problems. However, you will not have to memorize formulas and you will be allowed a calculator for a section. 

Format of the GED Math Test

There are two parts to the math test and the calculator will be provided for the second part. The total testing time is 115 minutes, with a short break between sections. You will have access to a calculator reference sheet and math formula sheet. 

The question types differ but consist of multiple-choice, drag and drop, fill-in-the-blank, select an area and drop down. 


How to Prepare

There are many ways to prepare for the math test. Start by logging into your account and checking out our free GED math study guide that will help familiarize you with what to expect on the test. 

If you’re just starting out, classes can be your best option which are available in-person at an adult education center or online if getting to class isn’t an option. 

If you need more practice, GED Flash offers thousands of interactive GED math questions that you can access anytime, anywhere. 

Once you’re feeling confident, take the official GED Ready, a GED math practice test, to see how you’ll score on the real thing! 



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