Birmingham Public Library
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Literacy & Outreach
Mathematics Test

The GED Mathematics Test has two parts. The combined parts take 90 minutes. Each part has 25 questions for a total of 50 questions. Of these, 40 are multiple-choice format and 10 are grid format.

In the grid format, you must record answers on either standard or coordinate plane grids. Understanding this format before you take the test is important. Please review the directions at the Web site for the Center for Adult Learning and Educational Credentials for standard grid and coordinate plane grid.

Each part of the test includes an equal percentage of questions on:

  • Number operations and number sense
  • Data analysis, statistics, and probability
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and measurement

The GED Mathematics Test assesses problem-solving and application skills in the higher levels of math, rather than just whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

You will have access to a math formulas page for both parts of the test.

For Part I of the Math Test, you may use the Casio fx-260 Solar Scientific Calculator. The calculator is provided to you at the test site. You may not bring your own calculator. Although you are not required to use a calculator, it will help you work faster and possibly more accurately. After you finish Part I, the calculators are collected.

The Literacy Branch of Birmingham Public Library has Casio fx-260 calculators for you to practice with in the library.

On Part II you may use only paper and pencil for your calculations.

GED Sample Test Questions for the Mathematics Test:

For more information on different areas of math, go to:

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