How To Manage Your Time For The GED Math Test
We know that many of you are anxious about your GED math test. Try not to be intimidated by the word math or the subject as a whole. We always try to remind students that the easiest way to solve a problem is usually the right way. If your way is too long and complicated, it’s probably not right.
The Mathematical Reasoning test allows you 115 minutes to complete 50 questions. But be aware that you must answer the first five items without using the calculator, and then the rest of the test will follow after you have answered those five questions. After completing the five items, it will be up to you how you will divide your time for the rest of the questions. Keep in mind that you have to answer a question to get a mark!
To help you manage your time for the Math test, check out the following suggestions:
- Stay on schedule. Being able to manage your time is the most important indicator of success on the Math test. If you can keep to your schedule of less than 1 1/2 minutes per question, you’ll have enough time to go over your answers and make any changes necessary after you finish solving all the questions.
- Know when to move ahead. If you don’t see what’s being asked by a question within a few seconds, reread the question and try again. If it still isn’t clear, go on to the next question. Spending all your time trying to solve one problem at the expense of the others isn’t a good idea. If you have time left at the end, you can always go back.
- Keep an eye on the time. The timer on the computer screen is your only time-management tool. You’re not allowed to bring any electronics into the testing area.