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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the GED Social Studies: Civics & Government, US History, Economics, Geography & World course
- About the GED: Social Studies
- GED Question Types
- GED Social Studies: Reading Skills
- GED Social Studies: Analysis Skills
- GED Social Studies: Writing Skills
- World History (8000 BCE to 600 CE)
- World History (600 to 1600)
- World History (1600 to 1930)
- World History (1930 to Present)
- U.S. History (Pre-Columbian Period to 1791)
- U.S. History (1791 to 1877)
- U.S. History (1877 to 1929)
- U.S. History (1929 to Present)
- Post World War II Politics & Culture
- Types of Governments
- The History of American Democracy
- Key Documents in the Creation of the U.S.
- Overview of Federalism in the United States
- Election Process
- Individual Rights & Civic Responsibilities
- Public Policy Overview
- Foundations of Economics
- Basic Geography Tools & Concepts
- Physical Features of the Earth & the Environment
- Overview & Effects of Human Migration
- GED Social Studies Flashcards