Monday, August 27, 2007

GED Math Dictionary

Did you know.....

  • is, is equal to, equals, the same MEANS =
  • of, the product, times, multiple, multiplied by MEANS x or ∙
  • add, more than, plus, sum, increased by, added to, more MEANS +
  • subtract, less than, minus, difference, decreased by, less MEANS -
  • divide, divided by, the quotient MEANS ÷
  • double, twice, twice as much MEANS 2x or 2 ∙
  • half, half of, half as much MEANS ½ x or ½ ∙

A great math dictionary to use for preparing for the GED test is Usborne Illustrated Math Dictionary.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

GED: General Education Diploma

The acronym GED stands for General Education Diploma. There are 5 tests, called a Battery, that make up the GED tests. They are Language Arts, Reading; Language Arts, Writing; Science; Social Studies; and Mathematics.

These five tests measure the knowledge found in those areas. The GED tests are timed tests that can vary from 65 minutes to 2 hours.

Depending on where you are located, you may need to take the entire battery of GED tests in one or two sittings. Other places will allow you to test one test at a time.

It is important that you contact your local official GED Testing Center to find out the specific GED requirements for your location.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Tracking your GED Scores

Make it your responsibility to keep track of your GED scores. Know what tests you have taken and what you received as a score. If you move, request a certified copy of your test scores. They will follow you, but most GED testing centers will need "official" documentation. In addition, keep copies of all your records, reading and math assessments..... proof of GED orientation..... any GED classes you have taken, etc.