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Ch 6: GED Social Studies: Math Skills

About This Chapter

This chapter centers on the math skills you'll need to employ within the social studies section of the GED. You'll review several important mathematic operations that you'll need to have a handle on when facing this part of the test.

GED Social Studies: Math Skills - Chapter Summary

This chapter delves into various mathematic topics you'll encounter on the social studies portion of the GED. The included lessons demonstrate several mathematic operations you'll be asked to perform on the exam while fleshing out related mathematic terms. By the end of the chapter, you can expect to have a stronger hold on all of the following:

  • Reading scientific visuals
  • Analyzing graphic information within a text
  • Dealing with independent and dependent variables
  • Performing calculations involving mean, median, mode and range

The practice quizzes accompanying each of these lessons give you the chance to monitor your comprehension of the material as you go along, with a practice final exam at the chapter's end providing a more thorough venue in which to test your knowledge. Our professional instructors can be reached for questions through the help tab.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: GED Social Studies: Math Skills
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

1. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.

How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text

2. How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text

In this lesson, we explore graphic information in texts. We will take a look at the types of graphics often seen in nonfiction, learn how to analyze them, and see how they contribute to the texts' information.

What is a Map Key/Legend? - Definition, Symbols & Examples

3. What is a Map Key/Legend? - Definition, Symbols & Examples

Learn about maps and map keys/legends. Understand why map keys are essential to understanding maps, and see some examples of the importance of map keys.

Identifying & Interpreting Independent & Dependent Variables

4. Identifying & Interpreting Independent & Dependent Variables

Scientists answer questions by performing experiments that have an independent variable, a dependent variable and at least one control variable. By controlling, adjusting and measuring these variables, scientists find answers to their questions.

Calculating the Mean, Median, Mode & Range: Practice Problems

5. Calculating the Mean, Median, Mode & Range: Practice Problems

Calculating the mean, median, mode, and range of a data set is a fundamental part of learning statistics. Use this video to practice your skills and then test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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