Mathematical Reasoning

Mathematical Reasoning | GED Maths

The GED® Mathematical Reasoning Test focuses on two major content areas:

  • Quantitative problem solving (45%)
  • Algebraic problem solving (55%)

Problem solving skills are measured in both academic and workforce contexts. In addition to problem solving, the test includes items that test procedural skill and fluency. The test also assesses five mathematical practice areas and about 30% of the test items measure one of the mathematical practices, as well as a content indicator.

Candidates are provided with an on-screen calculator, the Texas Instruments TI-30XS Multiview scientific calculator, for use on most of the items on the 2014 GED® Mathematics Test.

We recommend this tutorial to familiarize yourself with the online calculator

Breakdown of the Mathematical Reasoning test by time and content:

Test Topics:

Basic Math
Basic Algebra
Graphs and Functions

Time (to take test):

115 minutes
Includes 2 minutes of instructions and final review
Includes 3 minute break between parts


2 parts, calculator allowed on second part
Access to calculator reference sheet and math formula sheet
Multiple choice and other question types (drag and drop, select an area, and drop down)