What Does the Test Look Like?
The GED Mathematics Test is designed to measure the core knowledge in the standard high school math curriculum. The test measures the student’s ability to apply basic math concepts and theory in practical everyday situations. The test also measures the student’s ability to read and interpret math content in a variety of written and graphic forms, such as charts, tables, graphs, and diagrams.
Just the Facts!
- The test has 50 items. Of these, 40 are in multiple-choice format and 10 are in grid format.
- Approximately 50% of the test items are based on graphics, such as charts, tables, graphs, and diagrams.
- The test covers each of the following content areas:
- Number Operations and Number Sense
- Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
- Algebra, Functions, and Patterns
- Measurement and Geometry
- The GED Math Test includes three types of questions:
- Application/Modeling/Problem Solving
- The test consists of two equally weighted parts.
- Part I of the test:
- Allows the use of the Casio fx-260 Solar Scientific calculator.
- Includes six standard grids and one coordinate plane grid.
- Part II of the test:
- Does not allow the use of the calculator.
- Includes two standard grids and one coordinate plane grid.
- The test is 90 minutes in length; each part of the test is 45 minutes long.