
RealWorld Problem SolvingThe GED Mathematics Test concentrates on realworld problem solving. For about half of the items, it uses graphicbased material, such as charts, tables, graphs, and diagrams. Students can expect to see most problems presented in a practical context that may address more than one concept. The GED Mathematics Test also measures analytical and reasoning skills. Think for a moment about the steps that you use to solve any problem, not just a math problem. When solving a problem, you probably:
If the approach you selected worked, then you have solved your problem. If it didn't work, then you go back to the drawing board to see if there is another approach that you can use. The same thing works in math. Students must learn how to analyze, approach, and solve problems if they are to be successful on the GED Mathematics Test. 