Ch 12: Overview of Exponents

About This Chapter

Prepare to take the 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam with an overview of exponents and their properties. These video lessons and practice quizzes cover the material you may find on the mathematical reasoning section of the 2014 GED exam.

2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning Exam: Overview of Exponents - Chapter Summary

Learn how to work with zero, negative and rational exponents through this online overview of exponents. The chapter goes over important exponent properties and expressions, so you'll be ready to take the 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam. The lessons cover topics that include:

  • Main exponent properties
  • Zero and negative exponents
  • Rational exponents
  • Simplifying expressions with exponents

This chapter on exponents includes important mathematical definitions and illustrations, along with practical opportunities. For example, each lesson features a quiz with example problems to help you test your learning. Lessons are composed of short and straightforward videos that cover the actual content you may find on the 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam.

2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning Exam Objectives

Beginning in January 2014, the updated GED exam is entirely computer based. The exam attempts to assess your comprehension and application of common high school standards in four major subject areas: mathematical reasoning, science, social studies and reasoning through language arts. On the mathematical reasoning section, 55% of the test covers algebraic problem solving, and 45% of the test consists of quantitative problem solving. The lessons in this chapter explore topics you'll encounter on the actual 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam. Objectives include:

  • Identifying the five main exponent properties and their importance
  • Defining zero and negative exponents
  • Applying the exponent properties to mathematical expressions
  • Simplifying expressions using rational exponents

You'll have 90 minutes to complete the 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam. The entire test is split into two parts. You must take the first part without a calculator, but you're permitted to take the second longer part with the help of a calculator. The mathematical reasoning exam includes multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, hot spot and drag-and-drop questions.

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