We know, math can be scary. But you don’t have to have a “math mind” to pass it -- you just need the right preparation.

Here’s everything you need to know:

The GED® Mathematics test is divided into two parts and measures your problem-solving skills, ability to interpret charts, tables, and graphs, and solve real-life problems.

  • Number operations and number sense (20-30%)
  • Measurement and geometry (20-30%)
  • Data analysis, statistics, and probability (20-30%)
  • Algebra, functions, and patterns (20-30%)

You are allowed to use one of the approved calculators listed below on Part I of the test. You’ll need to complete Part II without a calculator.

Try a Sample Question:

Choose the best possible answer.

Last month, the balance in Tisha's checkbook was $1219.17. Since then she has deposited her latest paycheck of $2425.66 and written checks for $850.00 (rent), $235.89 (car payment), and $418.37 (credit card payment).


What is the current balance in Tisha's checking account?

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The paycheck would be added to the existing balance, and the checks written would be subtracted. The realistic amounts in the question would require considerable time for the arithmetic to be done by hand, but the values can be entered into the calculator in one continuous string as they are presented in the expression. New balance = Old balance + paycheck deposited - checks written New balance = 1219.17 + 2425.66 - 850.00 - 235.89 - 418.37 New balance = $2140.57

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Additional Resources:

On-Screen Calculator - Computer Testing