Ch 3: GED Math: Number Sense & Problem Solving

About This Chapter

You can use the content of this chapter to prepare yourself for the GED math exam. The lessons will focus on number sense and problem solving and will closely resemble the types of questions you will encounter on the exam.

GED Math: Number Sense & Problem Solving - Chapter Summary

These lessons will address significant information about number sense and problem solving. By using the resources available to you in this chapter, you will be much better prepared to take and pass the GED math exam. Topics that will be covered include the process of solving word problems and calculating total cost. Additionally, the following subjects will be detailed:

  • How to do arithmetic with whole numbers
  • The steps needed to solve word problems
  • How to solve word problems that have multiple steps
  • Ways to find distance, time and average speed
  • How to use the total cost formula

We have knowledgeable and professional instructors teaching the lessons in this chapter. The resources in this chapter are also mobile friendly. That means you can take your studying with you wherever you go. Whether you prefer studying in the comfort of your home, or on-the-go on your smartphone, you have flexibility to study this chapter at any time.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: GED Math: Number Sense & Problem Solving
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Arithmetic with Whole Numbers

1. Arithmetic with Whole Numbers

There are four basic mathematical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These four operations are used in a wide range of everyday skills and are the fundamental blocks of arithmetic.

Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

2. Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve word problems by following this 3-step process. Learn how to visualize your problem so you fully understand it. Then learn how to write and solve your equations.

Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

3. Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

Not all word problems are so straightforward that they only require you to do one operation and you're done. Some are more complicated, requiring several steps. Watch this video lesson to learn how to solve these kinds of problems.

Distance, Time & Average Speed: Practice Problems

4. Distance, Time & Average Speed: Practice Problems

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what distance is, explain how it relates to change in position, and calculate the average speed in various situations. A short quiz will follow.

Calculating Total Cost: Relationship with Units & Rate

5. Calculating Total Cost: Relationship with Units & Rate

Understanding the relationship between cost, rate, and number of units will allow you to know how much a group of items will cost, determine the cost of a single item, and find the number of things you can buy with a certain amount of money.

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