How to Pass the GED Math Test with Cherry-Picking Strategy

The GED Math Test is considered the most challenging test of all GED subtests. For a good reason, this test includes so many Math concepts and many of them are quite advanced.

There are easy questions and there are difficult questions, and often just 3-5 points decide if you pass or fail the Math test. So, here is a suggestion, try the cherry-picking strategy.

“Cherry-picking” is a well-known business strategy and it refers to the practice of identifying and targeting the most profitable customers in a market, rather than serving them all.

In any market, customers are not created equal.

So we “borrow” this strategy for preparing you for the GED Math test.

Students must have a cherry-pick, and by cherry-picking I mean you select only those questions that are most likely to yield points and avoid or quickly pass questions that are too difficult.

In doing the cherry-picking, you aren’t necessarily spending 2 or 3 minutes per question.

You might be spending 3 or 5 minutes on the questions that you cherry-pick while you’re only spending 15 to 20 seconds on questions that stumped you just long enough to make a guess and move on.

When you cherry-pick, you’re going to mark and move on about 35 questions. And this number could be greater or smaller depending on what their target score is. To be good at cherry-picking, you must be willing to cut and run as soon as you see that there is a struggle happening. Good cherry pickers don’t waste time.

Cherry-picking is not something to agonize over. It’s something to do instinctively because in the end if you mark the questions, you can always come back and change the answers if you have enough time.

To wrap it up:

Cherry Picking is a proven strategy for optimizing your time on the GED Math test.

Because you choose questions you want to answer, you might spend more than 2 minutes on chosen questions.

Rookie Mistake #1

Spending too much time on one question