• Math and Reasoning Through Language Arts

Brainchild’s GED® online assessment and instruction gives personalized learning for each student to move at his or her own pace.

GED Series is a lesson plan built from the GED® Target and Indicators. The GED® Mathematical Reasoning Test will focus on two major content areas: quantitative problem solving (45%) and algebraic problem solving (55%). The RLA test will include reading comprehension and applying knowledge of English language conventions.

Question items on the new GED® will have both academic and workforce context, aligned to Webb’s Depth of Knowledge.

Expressions & Polynomials
A1a. Simplify Expressions
A1b. Evaluate Linear Expressions
A1e. Evaluate Polynomial Expressions
A1f. Factor Polynomials

Equations & Inequalities
A2a. Solve Equations
A2c. Write Equations
A2d. Simultaneous Equations
A3a. Graph Inequalities

Graphs & Functions
A5a. Coordinate Plane
A5b. Slopes of Lines
A5c. Slopes as Rates
A7b. Functions and Relations
A7d. Compare Functions

Lines and Equations
A6a. Point-Slope Equations
A6b. Equations of Lines
A6c. Parallel-Perpendicular Slopes

Dimensions of 2D Figures
Q4a. Triangles & Rectangles
Q4b. Circle Measurements
Q4c. Polygon Measurements
Q4d. Composite Figures
Q4e. Pythagorean Theorem

Dimensions of 3D Figures
Q5a. Volume-Surface Area
Q5b. Surface Area

Data Displays
Q6a. Bar & Circle Graphs
Q6b. Box Plots
Q6c. Scatter Plots

Central Tendency
Q7a. Mean, Median, Mode
Q7a. Weighted Average
Counting & Probability
Q8a. Combinations
Q8b. Simple-Compound Probability

Number Sense Concepts
Q1a. Order Fractions & Decimals
Q1b. Multiples & Factors
Q1c. Laws of Exponents
Q1d. Absolute Value

Operations
Q2a. Multiply-Divide Decimals
Q2a. Multiply-Divide Fractions
Q2a. Multiply-Divide Signed Numbers
Q2b. Squares & Square Roots
Q2c. Cubes & Cube Roots

Ratios, Rates & Percents
Q3a. Unit Rates
Q3b. Scale Factors
Q3c. Ratios & Proportions
Q3d. Compute Percents

Dimensions of 2D Figures
Q4a. Triangles & Rectangles
Q4b. Circle Measurements
Q4c. Polygon Measurements
Q4d. Composite Figures
Q4e. Pythagorean Theorem

Dimensions of 3D Figures
Q5a. Volume-Surface Area
Q5b. Surface Area

Data Displays
Q6a. Bar & Circle Graphs
Q6b. Box Plots
Q6c. Scatter Plots

Central Tendency
Q7a. Mean, Median, Mode
Q7a. Weighted Average
Counting & Probability
Q8a. Combinations
Q8b. Simple-Compound Probability

Number Sense Concepts
Q1a. Order Fractions & Decimals
Q1b. Multiples & Factors
Q1c. Laws of Exponents
Q1d. Absolute Value

Operations
Q2a. Multiply-Divide Decimals
Q2a. Multiply-Divide Fractions
Q2a. Multiply-Divide Signed Numbers
Q2b. Squares & Square Roots
Q2c. Cubes & Cube Roots

Ratios, Rates & Percents
Q3a. Unit Rates
Q3b. Scale Factors
Q3c. Ratios & Proportions
Q3d. Compute Percents

Summarization
Main Idea-Theme
Details
Sequence
Inferences
Plot Elements
Cause and Effect
Author’s Purpose/Point of View
Validity
Figurative Language
Words in Context

Language Conventions
Spelling
Subject Verb Agreement
Pronouns-Antecedents
Misplaced Modifiers
Fragments & Run-Ons
Conjunctions
Capitalization
Possessive Nouns
Punctuation-Commas

HiSET® Series provides personalized learning built to the HiSET® Target and Indicators. Students build confidence and self-esteem as they tackle HiSET® questions and see step-by-step solutions. Immediate feedback provides personal and gentle self-paced instruction.

Each cartridge contans over 1,000 HiSET® questions and solutions! Mastery of these lessons is a powerful indicator of HiSET® success.

Numbers & Operations
Order of operations
Laws of exponents
Scientific notation
Real-world multi-step problems
Operations with rational numbers
Compute percents
Square root expressions

Measurement & Geometry
Similarity & congruency
Polygons & circles
Angle measure
Pythagorean Theorem
Transformations
Area & volume
Conversions

Data Analysis / Probability
Graphs & charts
Line of best fit
Simple and compound probability
Measures of center
Statistics

Algebraic Concepts
Evaluate expressions
Solve equations
Systems of equations
Linear equations & inequalities
Functions & relations
Domain & range
Ratios & Proportions
Rate of change (from a graph)

Understand restatements
Word meanings in context

Inference & Interpretation
Make inferences from text
Infer traits & feelings of characters
Interpret nonliteral language

Analysis
Determine main idea
Author’s purpose
Fact vs. opinion

Synthesis & Generalization
Draw conclusions
Make predictions
Compare and contrast

Writing Conventions
Recognize verbs, pronouns, modifiers
Maintain grammatical agreement
Correct fragments and run-ons
Capitalization
Punctuation
Spelling

Life Science
Ecosystems & food webs
Life cycles & metamorphosis
The matter cycle
Interdependence of organisms
Living systems’ structure & function
Human body systems

Physical Science
Recognize observable properties
Position & motion of objects
Principles of heat, light, electricity
Principles of matter
Atomic structure
Chemical reactions

Earth Science
Earth’s systems & spheres
Tectonic Plates
The water cycle
Weather & climate
Earth in space
Solar system
Stars & the universe

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Page Holmes-AmesTransition Specialist, St. Johns Juvenile Residential Facility

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Luetheal Byrd-YoungAssistant Teacher, Project Promise

3 Steps Transform Learning

Brainchild’s software is a patented, research-based process of Play Lesson – Study – Test.
Struggling students build confidence. They transform from discouraged learners into excited learners.

PLAY LESSON

Demonstrate the concept.
Play Lesson plays a one-minute multimedia lesson for teaching and learning the concept.

STUDY

Teach the concept.
The Study mode offers 10 questions as guided practice with step-by-step feedback. Students learn at their own pace.

TEST

Test the concept.
A ten-question test on each lesson with a Review Mistakes feature lets students measure progress and correct their mistakes immediately at the end of test.

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No matter the setup of your program, Brainchild content is available to suit your needs.

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Reading is enlightening, but seeing is believing!