MATEMATIKO MATH PRACTICE PROGRAM

FOR MATH PREPARATION CLASSES -- Middle School, GED, HiSET, TASC, ASVAB

The three Mathematics books listed below are published by McGraw Hill. They are excellent, but require a considerable amount of self discipline for students who are planning to work independently without a teacher. Unless a student has high-level math skills, I suggest that he or she start with the basic book and then proceed to the Achieve textbook and the HiSET Exercise Book.

Common Core Basics published by McGraw Hill (formerly Contemporary)

This book offers a comprehensive review of math topics found in all three high school equivalency tests given in the United States (HiSET, GED, and TASC). It covers whole numbers, decimals, fractions, integers, expressions and equations, linear equations and functions, ratios-proportions-percents, exponents-roots, data, probability, measurement, and geometry.

Common Core Achieve: Mathematics published by McGraw Hill (formerly Contemporary)

This book is also a comprehensive textbook at a slightly higher
level than the basic book listed above.

This book offers a review of Number Sense and operations; Ratio,
Proportion, and Probability; Linear Equations and
Inequalities; Polynomials and Rational Expressions; Linear Equations
in the Coordinate Plane; Functions; Geometry & Measurement; Data
Analysis

The beauty of the book is that a companion volume is available (listed below) that has a chapter by chapter correlation. That means you study the information given in this book and do the exercises in the Hiset book. For example the Common Core Achieve book has a lesson explaining how to compute with powers and roots. The book below offers more practice to help you master the HiSET test.

Exercise Book for HiSET Test: Mathematics: Common Core Achieve published by McGraw Hill (formerly Contemporary)

This is a companion volume that goes with the Common Core Achieve book listed above.

This book offers a review of Number Sense and operations; Ratio, Proportion, and Probability; Linear Equations and Inequalities; Polynomials and Rational Expressions; Linear Equations in the Coordinate Plane; Functions; Geometry & Measurement; Data Analysis

I use the following three books in my classroom. Although two of them were written for the old GED test, they are appropriate for the HiSET.

Steck Vaughn GED Mathematics Book.

Contemporary's Number Power Book 6: Word Problems as a supplement for those students who have difficulty understanding the word problems found in the regular textbooks listed above. Of all the skills needed to pass the HiSET, the ability to solve word problems is extremely important.

Contemporary GED Mathematics books. I especially like the second and fifth chapters. The second chapter offers practice with word problems and the fifth chapter helps students use proportions as a tool for solving word problems. The geometry and algebra chapters are also very helpful.