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Orientation
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Moving Around the GED Website
GED Tests
Overview of the GED Tests
GED Tests
What Types of Questions Will My Students See?
Comprehension Check
The Language Arts Writing Test
How Are the Essays Scored?
Connecting Parts I and II of the Language Arts Writing Test
Social Studies Test
What Do Your Students Need To Know?
Science Test
What Do Your Students Need To Know?
Bloom’s Taxonomy
Language Arts Reading Test
Comprehension Check
Mathematics Test
Comprehension Check
Play GED Jeopardy
How Do I Get Started?
Math
Introduction to the GED Mathematics Test
GED Math Training Module
What Does the Test Look Like?
GED Mathematics Test Content Areas
GED Mathematics Questions
Procedural Questions
Conceptual Questions
Application/Modeling/ProblemSolving Questions
Comprehension Check
How Did You Do?
ProblemSolving Skills
Problem Solving and the GED Mathematics Test
Thinking and Problem Solving
RealWorld Problem Solving
Four Steps to Successful Problem Solving
Four Steps to Problem Solving
Four Problem Solving Steps
Putting the Process to the Test
Strategies, Strategies, Strategies
NCTM MathCounts
SureMath—21stCentury Problem Solving
Compute or Simplify
Use a Formula
Formula Page
Make a Model or Diagram
Make a Table, Chart, or List
Isn’t There an Easier Way to Solve Problems?
Number Operations and Number Sense
Putting the Strategies to Work
Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
Putting the Strategies to Work
Putting the Strategies to Work  Teaching Graphic Literacy
Putting the Strategies to WorkTeaching Graphic Literacy  Comparing Data
Algebra, Functions, and Patterns
Algebra  Teaching Math with Letters
Play GED Jeopardy
Getting Started with Solving Equations
Measurement and Geometry
Teaching Geometry Using Models and Formulas
Teaching Geometry by Manipulating Formulas
Where Do I Start?
Problem Solving: The Major Math Skill
Calculator
Using the Scientific Calculator
Common Sense Calculator Use
The Casio fx260 Solar Scientific Calculator
Practice Makes Permanent
Calculator Overview
Casio fx260 Calculator
Order of Operations
Basic Functions
Number Keys and Basic Operations
Keys and Functions to Remember
Shift Functions
Using the Scientific Calculator
Working with Fractions
Practice Fractions on Your Casio
Practice Makes Permanent
Working with Percentages
Working with Squares and Square Roots
Practice Makes Permanent
Using Parentheses
From Computation to Problem Solving
Putting the Calculator to the Test
Putting the Calculator to the Test — Practice Makes Permanent
Putting the Calculator to the test
Comprehension Check
Using the Calculator on the GED Math Test
Grid Formats
Working with Grid Formats
Working with Grid Formats in the Classroom
Working with Grid Formats Why Use Grid Formats?
Working with Grid Formats Standard Grids
Working with Standard Grids Start with Writing the Answer
Working with Standard Grids Three Ways of Filling in the Grids
Working with Standard Grids Common Gridding Errors
Working with Standard Grids It’s Your Turn!
Working with Standard Grids Practice 1
Working with Standard Grids Practice 2
Working with Standard Grids Practice 3
Working with Standard Grids Practice 4
Working with Standard Grids Strategies for Success
Working with Standard Grids Whole Number and Decimal Answers
Working with Standard Grids Fraction Answers
Working with Standard Grids Fraction Answers  Examples
Comprehension Check
Working with Standard Grids It’s Your Turn!
Working with Standard Grids Problem 1
Working with Standard Grids Problem 2
Working with Standard Grids Problem 3
Working with Standard Grids Problem 4
Working with Coordinate Plane Grids
Working with Coordinate Plane Grids Understanding Quadrants
Working with Coordinate Plane Grids Understanding Ordered Pairs
Working with Coordinate Plane Grids Plot Points
Comprehension Check 2
Using Grids on the GED Math Test
Writing
Introduction to the Language Arts Writing Test
Overview of the GED Language Arts Writing Module
What Does the Writing Test Look Like?
Language Arts Writing Test Part I: Just the Facts
Writing Test Part I Content Areas
Language Arts Writing Test Part II: Just the Facts
Types of Questions on Part I
Types of Questions on Part I: Revision
Types of Questions on Part I: Construction Shift
Making the Connection: Part I and Part II
Comprehension Check
How Did You Do?
MultipleChoice Questions
More Than Just MultipleChoice: Testing Everyday Writing Skills
GED Language Arts Writing Part I Content Areas
Organization Skills
Text Division
Text Division CheckUp
Topic Sentences
What’s the Point? Paragraph A
What’s the Point? Paragraph B
Unity and Coherence
Organization CheckUp
Sentence Structure
RunOns and Comma Splices
Usage
Making Pronoun Reference Clear
Three Pronoun Cases
Mechanics
Using Commas
Caution—Commas Ahead
Use Commas with Caution
Teaching Hints for Editing Usage and Mechanics
Where Do I Start?
Editing: The Major Writing Skill for Part I
Essay
GED Language Arts Writing Test Part II
Language Arts Writing Test Part II: Just the Facts
Scoring the Essay
The Essay Scoring Guide
The Meanings of the Essay Scores
Holistic Scoring Standards
Important Facts About Essay Scoring
Which Hat Should You Wear?
The Essay Prompt
Understanding Level 1 Characteristics
Review a Level 1 Essay
Understanding Level 2 Characteristics
Review a Level 2 Essay
Understanding Level 3 Characteristics
Review a Level 3 Essay
Understanding Level 4 Characteristics
Review a Level 4 Essay
Final Thoughts on Holistic Scoring
Moving Up the Scoring Scale
Comprehension Check
How Did You Do?
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Critical Thinking and the GED Tests
Overview of the Critical Thinking Module
What Are Critical Thinking Skills?
Attributes of Critical Thinkers
So, What Does This Mean for GED Students?
The GED Language Arts Reading Test: Just the Facts
The GED Language Arts Reading Test: Just the Facts
The GED Social Studies Test: Just the Facts
The GED Social Studies Test: Just the Facts
Critical Thinking Skills on the Social Studies Test
The GED Science Test: Just the Facts
The GED Science Test: Just the Facts
Making the Connection
Comprehension Check
How Did You Do?
Thinking Skills
Critical Thinking Skills: Just the Facts
Comprehension Skills: Making the Connection
Defining Comprehension Skills
Using Comprehension Skills
Application Skills: Making the Connection
Defining Application Skills
Using Application Skills
Analysis Skills: Making the Connection
Defining Analysis Skills in Social Studies and Science
Using Analysis Skills in Social Studies
Defining Analysis Skills in Language Arts Reading
Using Analysis Skills in Language Arts Reading
Synthesis Skills: Making the Connection
Defining Synthesis Skills
Using Synthesis Skills
Evaluation Skills: Making the Connection
Defining Evaluation Skills
Using Evaluation Skills
Teaching Hints for Critical Thinking Skills
Test Your Skills at Identifying Critical Thinking Skills
Where Do I Start?
Comprehension Check
How Did You Do?
Graphic Literacy
Graphic Skills on the GED Tests
Why Are Graphics Effective?
What Is Graphic Literacy?
Introduction to Tables
The Challenge: Selecting Specific Information
Sample Table Question
Introduction to Bar Graphs
Reading Bar Graphs
The Challenge: Reading Graphs with Sets of Bars
Sample Question
Introduction to Line Graphs
The Challenge: Following Lines and Finding Trends
Sample Question
Introduction to Circle Graphs
The Challenge: Percentages of the Whole
Sample Question
Introduction to Drawings and Diagrams
The Challenge: Relating a Text and a Diagram
Sample Question
Introduction to Editorial Cartoons
The Challenge: Symbolism and Irony
Sample Question
Introduction to Maps
The Challenge: Direction and Scale
Sample Question
Interpreting Graphics
Comprehension Check
How Did You Do?