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GED Studies > Math


About this Course

This course of study is built around Contemporary's GED Mathematics; authored by Jerry Howett; and published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Having this textbook at hand can be very helpful, but it is not required for a rewarding learning experience.

Math Study Aids

This page is nearly identical to the one that you will be given during the GED mathematics exam.

Alternate Grids
For the math exam, these grids are frequency used instead of the usual multiple-choice format.

Calculator Instructions
Here are the basic instructions for using the handheld calculator provided to all who take the GED math test.


Preparing for GED Mathematics

Practice Test

Take this Sample GED Mathematics Test before and after completing the lessons listed below. Then compare the results.

You can use the Scoring Chart to get a rough idea of how well you would score on the actual GED math test.


It is recommended, but not absolutely necessary, that you complete these lessons in the sequence shown here.

1 Whole Numbers
2 Word Problems
3 Decimals
4 Fractions
5 Ratio and Proportion
6 Percent
7 Measurement
8 Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
9 Basic Geometry
10 The Basics of Algebra


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