tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-210615762015-09-16T09:37:57.766-07:00GED Help for Students and Teachers/MentorsAre you a student wanting to take the GED test? Perhaps you are a teacher or mentor of a GED student. If so, then this may be the blog for you. I will encourage you and atempt to give you tips on how YOU or your student can successfully pass the GED test. I will also give tips on helping students prepare for the GED test.
Please feel free to give me honest feedback on my posts. I have been teaching GED prep for almost 13 years, but I still have alot to learn!Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.comBlogger32125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-62414596712212281142014-10-03T06:46:00.000-07:002014-10-03T13:24:10.543-07:00Creative Way to Teach Distributive PropertyAs we are getting closer and closer to Thanksgiving...... I thought I would reintroduce this blog. Enjoy!<br /><br />The following is a great <a href="http://www.learningtrends.com/">GED Math help</a> activity on distributive property.<br /><br />Yesterday I was introducing the concept of distributive property and needed to come up with a quick activity to help explain. I have found that with most of my adult students, and I am sure it it also true with younger learners, understanding and simplifying an expression that contains the Distributive Property is difficult and confusing. This is especially true for those prepping for the the <a href="http://www.learningtrends.com/">GED Math test.</a><br /><br />So, I decided to try to come up with a way to make the lesson more meaningful and concrete. Here is what I did.... and not only did my students enjoy the activity.... but I think they GOT IT! <br /><br />1. I showed an example of distributive property on the overhead. i. e. 4(x+2)<br /><br />2. I explained how to determine if it truly was a distributive property problem. <em>You have a set of parentheses, inside the parentheses you have two terms, the terms are separated with either a "+" or "-", and there is a term directly on the left side of the parentheses.</em><br /><br />3. Once they 'kind of" understood the components of a distributive property problem, I created a "nonsense" example for them. Because we are so close to Thanksgiving, we decided to "distribute" 2 turkeys to Sally and Peter. I set up the problem as follows:<br /><br />2t (Sally + Peter)<br /><br />The result was 2ts (two turkeys for sally) + 2tp (two turkeys for peter)>>>> 2ts + 2tp<br /><br />We did several examples where we distributed "real" items. After about 3 examples they began to understand.... <br /><br />4. Once the students understood, I then took out the second person and added a number instead. We distributed 3 pumpkins (3p) and practiced the idea of multiplying the factor by the sum of the terms inside the parentheses<br /><br />3p (s + 2) >>> (3p)(s) + (3p)(2) = 3ps + 6p<br /><br />Sally got three pumpkins + six pumpkins<br /><br />Tomorrow we will continue to practice using some great <a href="http://www.worksheetsdirect.com/">GED Math Worksheets</a>.<br /><br /><br />Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-52066997446175745722014-01-20T06:24:00.000-08:002014-01-20T06:08:04.375-08:00GED Algebra: Order of Operations (PEDMAS)<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">It is important that you understand the order of operations. If you think back, you may remember the phrase "<strong>P</strong>lease <strong>E</strong>xcuse <strong>M</strong>y <strong>D</strong>ear <strong>A</strong>unt <strong>S</strong>ally". First complete everything within brackets or parentheses. Second, simplify exponents. Third, do any multiplication or division from left to right. Finally, do any addition or subtraction from left to right.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: large;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: large;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">Example: 4+6x2=?</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: large;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">First multiply 6 and 2. </span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: large;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">Add 4 to the product of 12.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">Your answer is 16. Can you come up with an example?</span><br />Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-85500687235630520372012-04-30T12:51:00.001-07:002012-04-30T12:51:56.224-07:00GED Math VideosIf you are one of those many individuals who like to learn math via videos, check out <a href="http://www.worksheetsdirect.com/">www.worksheetsdirect.com</a>.<br /><br />They are continually adding short (2-5min) videos on various math topics. Perfect for students who need to view a concept a couple of times.<br /><br />It is also a great site for GED math help worksheets and quizzes.<br /><br />Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-7977880276232703272011-11-26T13:37:00.001-08:002011-11-26T13:57:02.293-08:00GED Math Vocabulary- Whole NumbersThe following are 20 GED math vocabulary words that GED students need to know. They all focus around "whole numbers". For worksheets to help learning and reinforce this vocabulary, go to <a href="http://worksheetsdirect.com/">worksheetsdirect.com</a><br /><div align="center"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://worksheetsdirect.com/members/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/GED_math_vocabulary_whole_numbers.png"><img alt="GED Math Vocabularly Worksheets" class="size-full wp-image-2124" height="393" src="http://worksheetsdirect.com/members/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/GED_math_vocabulary_whole_numbers.png" title="GED Math Vocabularly Worksheets" width="301" /></a></div><br /><strong>addition</strong>- the process of adding two numbers to get their sum<br /><br /><strong>difference</strong>- the difference between two numbers is what you get when you subtract one from the other<br /><br /><strong>division</strong>- a basic arithmetical operation determining how many times one quantity is contained within another<br /><br /><strong>estimate</strong>- a rough guess at the value of a number<br /><br /><strong>interval</strong>- in math, the space or distance between numbers<br /><br /><strong>multiplication</strong>- the basic arithmetic operation of repeated addition<br /><br /><strong>number line</strong>- a line on which each point represents a real number<br /><br /><strong>place value</strong>- within a number, each digit is given a place value depending on it's location within the number<br /><br /><strong>product</strong>- the result of multiplying two numbers<br /><br /><strong>remainder</strong>- the number left over when one number is divided by another<br /><br /><strong>subtraction</strong>- a basic operation of arithmetic in which you take away one number from another<br /><br /><strong>sum</strong>- the result of addition<br /><br /><strong>digit</strong>- in the decimal system, one of the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9<br /><br /><strong>period</strong>- each group of three digits in a series of numbers, starting from right to left<br /><br /><strong>rounding</strong>- the process of approximating a number to a nearby one<br /><br /><strong>comparing</strong>- to note the similarity or dissimilarity between two numbers<br /><br /><strong>add</strong>- combine quantities, find a total<br /><br /><strong>subtract</strong>- find a difference, take away a quantity, "how much left", "how much is left"<br /><br /><strong>multiply</strong>- to put together a number of equal amounts to find a total, add the same number repeatedly<br /><br /><strong>divide</strong>- to put together a number of equal amounts to find a total, Add the same number repeatedly<br /><br /><a href="http://worksheetsdirect.com/members/?p=2120">more GED Math Worksheets</a><br /><br />Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-15357474708782256922011-10-18T10:30:00.000-07:002011-10-18T10:30:58.442-07:00GED Reading VocabularyRecently I worked with a student who has been getting great scores on all of his GED tests, except the GED Reading Test.<br /><br />What the student realized was that his vocabulary was weak. More specifically, the vocabulary relating to the "mood" of a reading piece. <br /><br />The GED Reading passage that the student was reading had five answer choices for one of the questions. They included the following: melancholy, cautious, joyous, nostalgic, and pleasant.<br /><br />The two that needed extra explanation were melancholy and nostalgic. <br /><br />Once I explained and gave an example or two.... the student was once again on his way through the material.<br /><br /><span style="color: red;"><strong>**When working with adult students who have fairly good reading skills in the GED Reading..... they will know much of the needed vocabulary, but not all. There will be gaps and you will need to fill them. Each student will come with their own sets of "gaps". Customize your instruction to their needs and SEE THE RESULTS!</strong></span>Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-58327017346980909712011-10-02T06:28:00.000-07:002011-10-02T06:29:02.673-07:00GED Math Help- Small Group InstructionOne GED math help concept I taught this week was on <a href="http://worksheetsdirect.com/members/?p=1613">reducing fractions</a>. Some students had difficulty understanding the idea of divisibility rules (for 2, 3, 5, and 10). We went through many problems and many of them were still confused. <br /><br />I taught the concept of finding common factors.... and choosing the greatest common factors.... or at least using a common factor. They were still confused.<br /><br />Until one student said," When I was in school (way back when...) they told us to think about splitting the number in halves or thirds." <br /><br />That the students understood. So we practiced the idea of "can we split BOTH numbers evenly in half, in thirds, in fifths, in tenths. They finally understood reducing AND they understood that in simplifying a fraction such as 4/6 they were indeed dividing it by 2/2.<br /><br />Be open to what your students have to say. This "method" of teaching <a href="http://worksheetsdirect.com/members/?p=1613">reducing fractions</a> is something that I know I will use again.<br /><br /><a href="http://worksheetsdirect.com/members/?p=1613">reducing fraction worksheets</a>Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-70229077844133629932011-09-18T05:49:00.000-07:002011-09-18T05:50:45.748-07:00GED Math HelpIt's been three weeks into school and busy! Seems there are just as many "out of work" or "don't have a diploma" adults visiting our Center. All are anxious and all just want to learn the skills and either move on or pass the GED Math Test.<br /><br />This Fall I am focusing again on small group math instruction within a lab environment. Why you might ask? That is a good question. The answer is two-fold.<br /><br />First, it is a matter of money. As we all know, money for education keeps getting tighter and tighter. I am trying to be creative in how the Center is being used and hoping that offering individual and groups of instruction will be appealing to many students.<br /><br />Mostly, though, it is because I have found that there are a large group of individuals who like the group setting. They get direct instruction and then have the time to practice skills on their own.<br /><br />For math, I have been using worksheets from <a href="http://www.worksheetsdirect.com/">www.worksheetsdirect.com</a> Its a great site. I included an image below of a sample worksheet. <br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.worksheetsdirect.com/"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JX-Kx0T5mG0/TnXoZFaVNmI/AAAAAAAAADE/AXLCFa7_pl0/s320/adding_mixed_numbers_001.png" width="244" /> GED Math Help: Adding Mixed Numbers</a></div>Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-87609587831106622562011-09-10T08:53:00.000-07:002011-09-10T09:07:21.044-07:00GED Math and School Again!<div>It is hard to believe that it is that time again. Back to school and back to thinking about finishing your GED.</div><div></div><div>Again, as I survey my students.... I find that the GED Math Test is one of the hardest and most challenging!</div><div></div><div>I have been busy putting together GED math worksheets and other tools to help students pass the GED Math Test.</div><div></div><div>They are collected on <a href="http://www.worksheetsdirect.com/"><span style="color: red;">Worksheetsdirect.com</span></a></div><div></div><div>Check it out.... and if you like what you see "Like" Worksheetsdirect on Face Book. As new worksheets are generated and added to the site, it will be posted on Face Book.<br /><br />Enjoy and good luck!</div>Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-80302955120394167592011-03-29T12:15:00.000-07:002011-03-29T12:22:53.992-07:00Freerice.comIf you are not familiar with <a href="http://freerice.com/">http://freerice.com</a> you should check it out. It is a non-profit website which is run by the United Nations World Food Programme and donates 10 grains of rice for every answer you get correct! There are many subjects you can choose from. These include art, <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">chemistry</span>, language learning, <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="SPELLING_ERROR_1">English</span>, geography, and math. It's a great site and VERY worthwhile. For just a few minutes a day, not only are you educating yourself.... but you are helping to end hunger throughout the world.Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-62083589803184348962010-06-06T16:43:00.000-07:002010-06-06T16:54:07.743-07:00GED Math & Subtracting Negative IntegersPerhaps one of the most difficult concepts for learners to comprehend is negative integers. If you show them a problem such as 7-4, they know that the answer is 3. <br /><br />But if you give them 7-(-4), they may still think the answer is 3.<br /><br />So what is the best way to teach subtraction of integers, both positive and negative?<br /><br />I have found that if you teach the basic method of "adding the opposite", that will help.<br /><br />Example: 7-(-4)= ??<br /><br /><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">7</span> <span style="color:#009900;">+</span> <span style="color:#663366;">(4)</span> = 11</strong><br /><br /><span style="color:#ff0000;">Step one: Keep the first integer 7</span><br /><span style="color:#009900;">Step two: Change the negative sign to a positive sign</span><br /><span style="color:#663366;">Step three: Change the sign of the second integer. In this case, The opposite of negative four is positive four</span>.<br />Step four: Add the two integers.Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-23161009820674590302010-04-25T18:45:00.000-07:002010-04-25T18:54:51.869-07:00Small Group Instruction- GEDAre you an instructor who teaches GED preparation in a Learning Center setting? A setting where students come and go, and where many times you may not see students for for weeks?<br />Are you asking yourself how to better retention? I am.<br /><br />I am continuously asking myself how I can improve student retention in a setting where the mind set is, " I can come and go as it fits my schedule."<br /><br />I am convinced that the delivery within the Learning Center needs to change. I believe that students need to commit to times and days that they can attend. If they cannot commit, perhaps the setting is not for them.<br /><br />I also believe that small group instruction needs to be offered.<br /><br />This may mean that we service fewer students..... but I believe that the ones who do attend will learn more because they will be committed to coming.<br /><br />I would love to hear from anyone who has experience working with small groups of students within a lab setting..... especially GED students.Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-41348500621540900672010-01-03T14:14:00.000-08:002010-01-03T14:18:26.763-08:00To anyone and everyone who has been following this blog, have a very merry Christmas and and a great 2010. It is my wish that everyone who doesn't have a job.... be able to get a job... and to those who are struggling... you get some relief.<br /><br />Have a great 2010!Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-31498843565394302562009-11-24T19:44:00.000-08:002009-11-24T19:50:16.416-08:00GED Book BasketTo put together a GED book basket, you must first know your audience. Who are your students and what are their reading levels?<br /><br />Once you have <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">determined</span> your reading level and interests, take a look at your GED book library and select 6 books. The books should be of different reading levels and genres.<br /><br />Display your books in a basket somewhere <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="SPELLING_ERROR_1">visible</span> in your GED room. You may also want to take some time and give a quick review of each book. If you teach a class, do it with the entire class. If you can't do it in a group, you can always do it with individual students.<br /><br />The goal is to get students reading and learning.Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-36117251827750087802009-06-23T18:05:00.000-07:002009-06-23T18:14:29.552-07:00GED Small Group Math InstructionMany students can successfully prepare for the GED Tests on their own. But there are equally as many, if not more, that require at least some instruction.<br /><br />I have found some success in small group math instruction. It is, in a sense, a GED Math support group. There is a group of students that meet 3 mornings a week for about an hour and a half. We work through the <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">Steck</span> Vaughn GED Math book. Most days there is about 3-4 students. New students join on a regular basis. Some do not come every day, but for those who are able to... it really pays off. Two students have recently taken their GED math tests, and both passed with scores in the 500+.<br /><br />If you can, join or start your own GED Math Small Support Group. Have a "math conversation" every day and have fun!<br /><br />Remember.... math can be fun!Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-12238370884405166522009-03-01T15:24:00.000-08:002009-03-01T15:33:31.151-08:00GED and Reading SkillsTaking the GED requires adequate reading skills. You need the reading skills to comprehend and <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">analyze</span> what you read to help you find the answer.<br /><br />This is not always easy! If you find that you lack the necessary reading skills, you will want to do something about it.<br /><br />First, start reading and stop watching tv! Try this. For every 10 minutes of tv you watch, read at least 5 minutes. If you are like many people, you watch about 3-4 hours a day. Pick up a book instead of a remote!<br /><br />Second, find a good tutor. Check out the Literacy Council in your area. Many times they will work with you one on one.<br /><br />Third, take a reading class. Check out your technical college. They may have reading refresher courses or a learning center where a qualified teacher can help.<br /><br />Every GED test will have reading.... so you want to brush up your skills!<br /><br />Good luck!Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-33862484842624620402008-12-11T17:49:00.000-08:002008-12-11T17:57:05.069-08:00GED Help Step Two: How do I best prepare?Preparing for the GED is important and you will find that there are many different ways. GED Prep can happen with a tutor, in a Learning Center, classes, or on-line.<br /><br />You need to find out what best works for you, but I do think that most students will find that one-on-one tutoring or instruction is the best method. This is especially <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">important</span> if your math or writing skills need to be refreshed.<br /><br />Call your local GED Center and find out what they have <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="SPELLING_ERROR_1">available</span> for GED help.Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-72427240394459486232008-11-25T17:32:00.001-08:002008-11-25T17:40:57.586-08:00GED: First Step to Getting Your GEDSo, you want to get your GED and you are not sure what to do. Does that sound like you or someone you know?<br /><br />The first step to getting your GED is to contact your local Literacy Council or Technical College. They will most likely have a program. If they don't, call your state Department of Education, or simply Google it. <br /><br />You need to determine your state's requirements. They do vary from state to state. You will most likely need to attend a GED Orientation where you will learn about the program and it's requirements.<br /><br />Requirements may also vary depending on your age.<br /><br />So..... the FIRST STEP is to determine your state's requirements.Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-24554455584793018102008-09-27T14:11:00.000-07:002008-09-27T14:29:38.312-07:00GED Checklist for SuccessThere are many factors you must consider if you are preparing for the GED test, or if you are helping someone prepare.<br /><br />Over the next several weeks, I will focus on what I believe to be the 10 top concerns/questions regarding the GED. I will focus on the following questions (questions that have been asked of me many times over my GED teaching career).<br /><br />1. I want to get my GED. What is the first step?<br />2. How can I best prepare?<br />3. Where can I find out more information?<br />4. What does it cost?<br />5. How old must I be, before I can start?<br />6. What are the different subjects that I will be tested in? What is in each portion of the GED test?<br />7. Do I need to know advanced math to pass the math portion?<br />8. My state has an <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">HSED</span> and a GED. Which is better?<br />9. I failed the GED test. Now what?<br />10. I was diagnosed with a learning disability in high school. Can I get <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="SPELLING_ERROR_1">accommodations</span>?<br /><br />So follow along, and if you would like to add anything along the way...... I encourage your comments!Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-33297446694873266712008-06-16T17:11:00.000-07:002008-06-16T17:18:54.234-07:00GED Summer HelpJust because it is June, does not mean that you should slack off studying for your GED. In fact, it may be the best time. Why?<br /><br /><br /><br />Teachers are off work. Many will be looking for other things to do and tutoring/mentoring a GED candidate for their GED tests may be just what they are looking to do. Plus it will look great on their resume. Call a teacher you know..... today!<br /><br /><br /><br />Learning Centers typically have fewer students during the summer months. Therefore, you will get more one-on-one attention. Check the schedule of your local GED Learning Center and get signed up today!<br /><br /><br /><br />Even though it is summer, your local GED Testing Center should be continuing to offer the GED testing. Call today and schedule an appointment.<br /><br /><br /><br />Good luck!!Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-83779785017248723432008-06-04T17:26:00.000-07:002008-06-04T17:34:23.018-07:00GED Math AnxietyHave a student who just cannot pass that GED math test? Have they taken the test more than once and failed? Now they are scared to even try.... but they have to pass so that they can get the job to support their family.<br /><br />If you have a student who struggles with GED Math, or you are a student struggling with GED math, you are not alone!<br /><br />Again, I am working with a young adult who has failed the GED math test twice. Although she is determined to continue studying and attempt it again... she is a bit scared. She knows that if she takes it again this year, and fails again, she will have to wait until next year, 2009.<br /><br />When she returns to the tutoring center, our first step will be to re-evaluate where she is mathematically.<br /><br />Then we will go from there. In the meantime, I will be encouraging her and letting her know that she is not alone.<br /><br />There are many GED candidates who struggle with the GED math and have taken the test more than once.Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-6290196808516576152008-05-14T20:07:00.000-07:002008-05-14T20:13:09.028-07:00GED GraduationIf you are a GED student you are probaly anxious to finish before the end of May. That is.... you want to finish and perhaps attend a GED graduation ceremony.<br /><br />As a GED instructor, I know that this is a busy time of year. GED testing slots are filling fast and students are quickly trying to complete all their five GED tests.<br /><br />Be patient with yourself. If you think you are ready..... take the test.... but if not, take some extra time and continue to study.<br /><br />Also, if you want to finish in time to attend a GED graduation, you may want to check with your instructor as to any time quidelines.<br /><br />Good luck!Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-63340033596502058922008-04-16T16:50:00.000-07:002008-04-16T16:59:28.721-07:00GED and the older GED CandidateHave an older student who is struggling to get their GED? It is my experience that many times they may take longer to "learn" some of the material. Of course this depends on what their job/s have been since high school. If their job requires alot of reading, writing or math..... great! If not they will need to prep.<br /><br />As jobs get tougher and tougher to find, more employers are requiring a high school diploma or GED. Also, older students who in the past did not need a diploma to get a job, are now finding that they cannot get hired without one.<br /><br />Be patient with them..... guide them...... also check to see if they might qualify for accommodations.Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-35395289384296577312007-10-16T10:51:00.000-07:002007-10-16T11:01:57.126-07:00GED Help WritingStudents who have a good understanding of sentence structure, organization, usage and mechanics will most likely do well on the GED Language Arts test. I would recommend that students whom you are teaching/tutoring/mentoring write in a journal every day. This would be an excellent tool for you to start your "GED Writing Discussion". Start simple with sentences, evolving to paragraphs, and finally the GED essay itself.<br /><br />I have found that most students do not write on a regular basis, and therefore the GED Language Arts Writing test is challenging.<br /><br />Perhaps you want to give your students a writing prompt (How did the weekend weather affect your planned activites?)<br /><br />Writing is great fun and once your students learn the process they will be one step closer to their GED!Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-24680329172813479472007-08-27T18:14:00.000-07:002007-08-27T18:26:14.217-07:00GED Math DictionaryDid you know.....<br /><br />is, is equal to, equals, the same MEANS =<br />of, the product, times, multiple, multiplied by MEANS x or ∙<br />add, more than, plus, sum, increased by, added to, more MEANS +<br />subtract, less than, minus, difference, decreased by, less MEANS -<br />divide, divided by, the quotient MEANS ÷<br />double, twice, twice as much MEANS 2x or 2 ∙<br />half, half of, half as much MEANS ½ x or ½ ∙<br /><br /><br />A great math dictionary to use for preparing for the GED test is <a href="http://www.ubah.com/ecommerce/details.asp?sid=V1925&title=Illustrated+Dictionary+of+Math+%2D+IR&sqlwhere=submit%3Dsearch%26search%3Dmath%2Bdictionary">Usborne Illustrated Math Dictionary</a>. It is a great bargain and less than $15.Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21061576.post-27724110192668352672007-08-12T14:39:00.000-07:002007-08-12T14:43:45.574-07:00GED: General Education DiplomaGED stands for General Education Diploma. The GED is a battery of five tests which test your knowledge in reading, math, writing, science, and social studies. Depending on where you are located, you may need to take the entrie battery of GED tests in one or two sittings. Other places may allow you to take one test at a time.<br /><br />It is important that you contact your local official GED Testing Center to fnd out the specific GED requirements for your location.Learningtrends/GEDSourcehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08644052926157330873noreply@blogger.com0