The Basic Operations
Build Your Basics
Understanding the four basic mathematical operations (not memorizing steps!) provides a strong foundation for the math skills you need for the GED®.
STEP 1: WATCH THE VIRTUAL CLASS VIDEO AND TAKE NOTES
Make sure to note the following:
The four basic operations and their inverses
The symbols (operands) mathematicians use to indicate each operation
The vocabulary words sum, difference, product, and quotient
The definition of each operation
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STEP 2: COMPLETE ONE LEVEL OF PRACTICE
Preparing for algebra? Practice identifying the four basic operations and their inverses and writing simple arithmetic expressions.
Ready to see how this skill applies to algebra? Practice inverses and writing simple algebraic expressions with more operations.