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Working with Grid Formats

The GED Mathematics Test is designed to measure the core knowledge that students would normally have achieved in a standard high school math curriculum. One challenging feature of the GED Math Test is that it combines multiple-choice and alternate format questions.

Alternate format, or non-multiple choice, questions make up 10 out of 50 of the problems on the GED Mathematics Test. These types of questions require students to find an answer and then record it on a grid. The GED has adopted grid formats to assess how well examinees do when they generate an answer rather than when they choose an answer from a variety of options.

While this type of format is new for the GED Mathematics Test, students often use grids in everyday situations such as filling out warranty cards and completing applications.

In this section on grid formats, you will learn the basics of recording and bubbling in answers, as well as plotting coordinates, all in an easy to follow format that you can use with your students.