HSE/GED/TASC/HiSET Prep: Math (Unit 2 - Word Problems)

The Second Unit to help people pass their High School Equivalency Math test (GED, TASC, HiSET)
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Identify key phrases in word problems
Solve all basic arithmetic word problems
Feel comfortable when approaching word problems


  • Access to a computer with headphones or speakers
  • Possibly a printer for the quizzes and worksheets


This is the Second Unit in a series of courses on High School Equivalency Math Prep. The HSE can be obtained by taking the GED, TASC, or HiSET tests depending on the state you live in. All information pertaining to the GED, TASC, HiSET, HSE can be found in the introductory video.

In this course specifically, we will be discussing Word Problem Terminology and Key Words. The course is broken up into individual lessons on Addition Word Problems, Subtraction Word Problems, Multiplication Word Problems, and Division Word Problems.

By the end of the unit, you should feel comfortable with all basic arithmetic word problems. You should able be able to identify what operation is necessary to correctly answer a word problem.

Who this course is for:

  • Current HSE students should take the course
  • Current HSE teachers who need additional material should take the course

Course content

7 sections8 lectures1h 4m total length
  • HSE Prep Course Introduction
  • Unit 2 Overview


Math Teacher
Matthew Gromlich
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I am a High School Math and High School Equivalency teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada. I also teach math and math methods courses at various colleges and universities in the Las Vegas Valley area.

I have degrees in math and science education, and recently obtained my Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Mathematics Education from UNLV.