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Ch 2: Solving Math Word Problems

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Practice strategies for solving math word problems with the video lessons and quizzes included in this chapter. Instructors demonstrate techniques you can use to tackle these types of questions on the GED exam's mathematical reasoning portion.

Solving Math Word Problems - Chapter Summary

Watch the videos included in this chapter to learn about the step-by-step process required to solve word problems. We'll show you how to make the most of notes and sketches when sorting out your thoughts and help you determine which equation you'll need to solve the problem at hand. Lessons cover strategies for:

  • Solving single- and multi-step word problems
  • Restating word problems
  • Personalizing word problems

Instructors teaching this chapter employ an educational style that makes the dreaded word problem sound much more approachable. They deliver problem-solving tips and techniques in the form of short, entertaining videos as well as written transcripts you can view as many times as you need. There are also multiple-choice quizzes useful for assessing your understanding of the strategies discussed here.

Solving Math Word Problems - Chapter Objectives

The GED exam is a computer-based test used to confer high school equivalency diplomas to adult learners who demonstrate proficiency in each of four content areas. The mathematical reasoning portion lasts 115 minutes and includes 46 test questions presented in a variety of formats, including matching, fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice. You'll be required to answer five of these questions without the aid of a calculator, though you'll be allowed to use an on-screen device to answer the remaining 41 questions.

Prepare for GED mathematical reasoning questions presented in the form of word problems with the lessons included in this chapter. Instructional videos and quizzes can help you develop the problem-solving skills needed to pass this part of the exam.

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