Creating the game plan for your GED Math test can be a crucial element that will lead to passing the GED Math test. if you want to in control of your future, take advantage of this simple, yet, powerful strategy.
If you follow the suggestions in my video about Cherry Picking for GED Prep, you know what your weak and strong points are. What topics are easy for you and what is hard to grasp.
Maybe you are strong in Geometry and Number Sense, but Solving Equations Questions are a nightmare; then it’s time for you to start planning your approach to the GED Math test.
Remember I told you in the previous video that to pass the GED Math test you need to have at least 32 correct answers.
Now let’s take a look at the structure of the GED Math test:
- 3-5 No Calculator questions (follow our lessons about them, and they will be easy)
- 10-15 questions in Number Operations and number sense (most of it is quite easy)
- 10-15 questions in Measurement and Geometry (easy, you just need to get familiar with math formulas)
- 10-15 Data analysis, statistics, and probability questions (most of it is quite easy)
- 10 Algebra, functions, and patterns questions (they might be challenging)
So now we can decide what categories to focus on and concentrate your energy. If you make this decision now, it’s time to design your Cherry Picking game plan.
It is important that you know which questions are:
Easy-for-you. You find this sort of question pretty straightforward that poses hardly any problems for you. You expect you can answer these questions correctly without the need for some extra time although you could, at times, make the inevitable careless mistake.
Difficult-for-you. This type of question poses more trouble for you. However, you can answer some of these questions correctly.
TOO-difficult-for-you. On this sort of question, you will definitely spend far too much of your precious time to get these questions right, or you’ll get the answers not right, no matter what. “Far too much time” means you’re spending one or even more minutes on average thinking about those questions. It is wise to check out your “Cherry Picking Game Plan” and take one or more practice tests while copying GED testing conditions (including the length s of the test, breaks, etc.
You should implement your Game Plan while taking the practice test. When you’ve completed the practice test, review that test while observing how you can improve your Game Plan.
At what points were you right about making good decisions on how you spent your time and/or how handling certain problems?
- At what points did you make pretty poor decisions?
- Are there things you should have done instead?
- In what way will you make sure you’ll be making the right decisions next time?
So you should find out in a timely manner how you’ll be handling different situations. Spending your time wisely is key to be successful on the GED test.
If you are prepared, you won’t need to think about what you should do on the test. You can simply react.
Rookie Mistake #1
Not simulating the test and checking if your Game Plan works
To wrap it up:
- When you know what your weak and strong points are, you can decide what questions you want to answer on the GED Math test.
- You can create your Game Plan and simulate the test condition to check how it goes. Then you refine and improve it.
- In the next video, we will talk about how to recognize if you are ready for the GED Math test.