The Mathematical Reasoning test is 115 minutes long and features approximately 40 items in a variety of formats. There is a short section on which a calculator is not allowed, but for the bulk of the test, a calculator is permitted. The calculator is also available on the computer screen.
About half of the test focuses on quantitative problem solving, and the other half measures basic algebraic and geometric problem solving skills.
I attended and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1985 with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in Theatre and Speech. Following graduation, I worked as a manager of Yesterday’s Restaurant in Columbia for several years. I returned to school in 1987 and earned an Associate degree at Midlands Technical College in Finance. I continued working in the food service industry and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to work at Harper’s Restaurant. I was the first female manager hired by Harper’s in 1990. I continued working at Harper’s for four years. I moved back to Columbia to help open the Harper’s Restaurant in Five Points, Columbia.
In 1993, after much deliberation, I decided to return to school and get my Masters in Teaching from the University of South Carolina. I quit my job and became a full-time student again. I graduated in December of 1994 with my MAT from The University of South Carolina. I worked various substitute positions until I was hired at The Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School in July, 1995. I have been at The Wil Lou Gray Opportunity ever since, and I can’t imagine working anywhere else. I love teaching math, and I love being a teacher to all the students who come through my classroom.
Kurt Wyndham received a Masters in Secondary Education Mathematics from University of South Carolina and is currently teaching GED mathematics at Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School. Any student who is an advocate for him/herself can learn math. This means that all the students that come into his class can learn something from him. One of his core teaching beliefs is that "teaching is more than lecturing." This means that he will make all lessons student driven and make them exciting. His professional interests focus on different areas of math including: Algebra, geometry, and higher math. His current projects include producing power points for GED test concepts. He was honored in 2012-2013 as Lexington 4 school District Teacher of the Year.