Contemporary's Top 50 Math Skills for GED Success by Robert (Bob) Mitchell

Contemporary's Top 50 Math Skills for GED Success

Book Title: Contemporary's Top 50 Math Skills for GED Success

Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN: 0072973838

Author: Robert (Bob) Mitchell

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Top 50 Math Skills for GED Success is a fast course for the GED Mathematics Test!

The text is designed to present the top 50 math skills as a review and practice for students. Each skill is targeted in a single lesson and contains instruction and practice. The text contains a pre-test and a post-test to assess student’s skills deficiencies and areas of strength.


The 50-question pretest contains a question for each of the 50 skills most likely to be seen on the GED Mathematics Test. Each question has been organized around the four major content areas of the GED Test. This test is designed to accurately assess which skills require additional study. Each question number is directly correlated to the lesson skill number in the text.

Lesson Structure

Each lesson is presented in a two-page format. The top of the two-page spread contains the title of the skill. The left page contains instruction and any information relevant to successfully understand the skill. That skill is then applied to an example problem illustrating a step-by-step solution. The right page of the lesson is the GED Readiness page. That page of the lesson is divided into three practice question types: Concept, Procedure, and Application. The bottom of the page references related skills throughout the text.


The posttest in Top 50 Math Skills for GED Success is formatted just like the GED Test, and is designed to assess student’s readiness for the GED. An evaluation chart correlates each question to a specific skill as well as to specific review pages within the text. This chart also correlates to the GED Math Satellite book (0-8092-2232-9) for further instruction and practice.

Computation Review Section

Students can use the Computation Review section for a quick review of the basic math skills important for GED success. Each math skill is presented with an explanation, examples, and brief practice problems.

Other Features

Top 50 Math Skills for GED Success contains a detailed Annotated Answer Key, which not only shows the correct answer for each problem in the text but a step-by-step illustration of how the answer was derived.

Casio fx-260 instructions are included with an illustration of the calculator face that shows which functions are used on the GED Test. Instructions on using the basic functions and step-by-step examples using the calculator for certain functions are included.

An Estimation section illustrates guidelines for estimation using whole numbers, mixed numbers, decimals, and formulas involving Pi. A detailed explanation when to use and when not to use estimation during the GED Test is included along with example problems that illustrate each estimation guideline.

Top 50 Math Skills for GED Success contains a special instructional section on the use of Alternative Answer Formats. Illustrations and instructions on using the grids with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions are included as well as right, left, or center justification explanations. An instruction on using the coordinate plane grid is also included.