Hi guys,

I just wanted to give anyone who is studying for the GED test math section, but is unsure of where to start a list of some things you should know. Please note that this list does NOT cover everything you need to know to pass, but is a great starting point:

-Multiplication and division with fractions

-Exponent rules

-Calculations with percents

-How to calculate slope and find the equation of a line

-How to find the mean, median, and mode

-How to read and solve problems with bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, and other graphs

-How to solve algebraic equations (in other words, how to "get x by itself on one side")

-How to read and use number lines

-How to find greatest common factors

***The geometry section can be intimidating, as many don't know where to begin! Here's where to start if you aren't sure:

-Know the difference between the radius and diameter of circles

-Be able to calculate the are and circumference of circles

-Know how to find the area and perimeter of squares

-Know how to find the area and perimeter of rectangles

Know how to find the perimeter of triangles

-Know how to determine the area of a triangle

-Make sure you understand the pythagorean theorem and how to use it to find missing triangle side!

-Be able to use formulas to find the area and volumes of other shapes like spheres

**Note that you'll be given the formulas on test day, so don't worry about memorizing them!

If you can master all of this, you'll be in great shape! I'd recommend to use your GED prep books, youtube, and google to review all of these topics. You can simply copy and paste a topic into google or youtube to make it easy to find resources to use! Make sure to take good notes! Once you feel you've got this stuff down, go ahead and take some practice tests!