**ERIC Number:**ED474599

**Record Type:**Non-Journal

**Publication Date:**2002

**Pages:**49

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**ISBN:**ISBN-0-9717167-2-2

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Mathematics: Algebra and Geometry. GED Scoreboost.

Hoyt, Cathy

GED "Scoreboost" materials target exactly the skills one needs to pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests. This book focuses on the GED Mathematics test. To prepare for the test, the test taker needs to learn skills in number and operation sense, data and statistics, geometry and measurement, and algebra. To pass the test, the test taker needs to develop skills in calculator use, problem solving, and grids (for recording answers). The test taker can practice the 14 strategies in this book, apply them to 3 GED practice activities, and then take the practice GED test at the end of the book. The strategies are: (1) use tables to solve algebra word problems; (2) use the calculator to solve algebra problems; (3) work backwards to solve problems; (4) set up expressions, equations, and functions; (5) explore angle relationships; (6) use the formulas page with geometry problems; (7) use the calculator with the formulas page; (8) solve set-up problems in geometry; (9) use the Pythagorean relationship; (10) use proportion with similar figures; (11) plot points on coordinate grids; (12) find points on a line; (13) find slope on a coordinate grid; and (14) fins the distance between points. (SLD)

Descriptors: Algebra, Equivalency Tests, Geometry, High School Equivalency Programs, Mathematics Tests, Problem Solving, Skill Development

New Readers Press, 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 800-448-8878 (Toll Free). Web site: http://www.newreaderspress.com.

**Publication Type:**Guides - Non-Classroom

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**Language:**English

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**Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys:**General Educational Development Tests