About the Test


The GED Math test contains questions of a variety of formats.  Most of the questions will allow for the use of a calculator.  The first five questions will be the only ones that do not allow a calculator.  You will have the choice of using an onscreen or handheld version of the calculator, which is a Texas Instruments TI-30SX 


The test will also give you access to a formula sheet, calculator reference sheet and a laminated board with a marker to do your calculations.  You can view the formula sheet here and the calculator reference sheet here.


The GED Math test has two main types of math:  Quantitative problem solving and Algebraic problem solving.  The quantitative problems include applied and workplace math as well as geometry.  The algebraic problems involve using variables in place of numbers, often for equations and items that can be shown on the coordinate plane.  Algebraic and Quantitative problems are each about 50% of the test.


Here are some of the question types that may appear on the GED Math test:



Drop Down- Select the correct answer from a drop-down menu:


GED stands for  General  Development

Multiple Choice- Select the correct answer from a list of choices:

Which of the following is not a section of the GED test:

social studies
mathematical reasoning



Drag and Drop- Put these items in order by dragging and dropping them with your mouse to the table on the left

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Hot Spot- Hot spot problems involve clicking on an item in a visual display such as a chart or graph.