Working with Standard Grids
Start with Writing the Answer
To correctly complete a standard grid, the student should write in the answer in the top row and then bubble in the corresponding symbols or numbers for that answer. The GED Mathematics Test scoring software cannot read the numbers that are written in the top row, so the student must correctly bubble in the answer.
The grid below shows the answer 45.2 written in the top row.
So, why write in the answer if the software cannot read the numbers? Students often have difficulty correctly filling in the bubbles. If students write in the answer first, they can then use those numbers as a guide when bubbling in the correct numbers and symbols.
It is important that you carefully check standard grids filled in by students to make sure that they avoid common errors.