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Beschreibung

Get the confidence you need to ace the Praxis Core

Prepping for the Praxis Core can feel like a pain-but it doesn't have to! Beginning with a thorough overview of the exam to ensure there are no surprises on test day, Praxis Core For Dummies with Online Practice Tests arms you with expert test-taking strategies and gives you access to the types of questions you're likely to encounter on the reading, writing, and mathematics portions of the Praxis Core Academic Skills For Educators exam.

As a future educator, you know how thorough preparation can affect performance-and this is one exam that requires your very best. This hands-on study guide gives you all the study guidance, tried-and-true strategies, and practice opportunities you need to brush up on your strong suits, pinpoint where you need more help, and gain the confidence you need to pass the Praxis Core with flying colors.

  • Get a detailed overview of the exam
  • Take six full-length practice tests (two in the book and four additional tests online)
  • Answer hundreds of practice questions
  • Hone your test-taking skills

This is the ultimate study guide to one of the most important tests you'll ever take.

Carla C. Kirkland, founder and CEO of The Kirkland Group, has helped educators prepare their students for standardized tests for more than 20 years. Chan Cleveland, executive vice president of The Kirkland Group, is an English educator and serves as an educational consultant.

Autorentext

Carla C. Kirkland, founder and CEO of The Kirkland Group, has helped educators prepare their students for standardized tests for more than 20 years. Chan Cleveland, executive vice president of The Kirkland Group, is an English educator and serves as an educational consultant.

Klappentext

6 Full-length, online practice TESTS

One-year access to six full-length Praxis Core practice tests with complete answer explanations and walk-throughs

Prep for exam day with online practice tests

As an aspiring educator, you know how thorough preparation can affect performanceand this is one exam that requires your very best. This hands-on book gives you all the study guidance, tried-and-true strategies, and practice opportunities you need to brush up on your strong suits, pinpoint where you need more help, and gain the confidence you need to pass the Praxis Core.

Inside

  • Preview the Praxis
  • Master math concepts
  • Refine your reading comprehension
  • Brush up on essay writing
  • Get strategies and advice
  • Answer practice questions
  • Avoid common errors
  • Find more practice online

1-year access to online practice tests!

Zusammenfassung
Get the confidence you need to ace the Praxis Core

Prepping for the Praxis Core can feel like a painbut it doesn't have to! Beginning with a thorough overview of the exam to ensure there are no surprises on test day, Praxis Core For Dummies with Online Practice Tests arms you with expert test-taking strategies and gives you access to the types of questions you're likely to encounter on the reading, writing, and mathematics portions of the Praxis Core Academic Skills For Educators exam.

As a future educator, you know how thorough preparation can affect performanceand this is one exam that requires your very best. This hands-on study guide gives you all the study guidance, tried-and-true strategies, and practice opportunities you need to brush up on your strong suits, pinpoint where you need more help, and gain the confidence you need to pass the Praxis Core with flying colors.

  • Get a detailed overview of the exam
  • Take six full-length practice tests (two in the book and four additional tests online)
  • Answer hundreds of practice questions
  • Hone your test-taking skills

This is the ultimate study guide to one of the most important tests you'll ever take.

Inhalt

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 2

Icons Used in This Book 2

Beyond the Book 2

Where to Go from Here 3

Part 1: Getting Started with the Praxis Core 5

Chapter 1: Previewing the Praxis 7

Why Take the Praxis? 7

Breaking Down the Praxis 8

Knowing what topics are covered 8

Seeing what types of questions you'll face 9

Understanding How the Test Is Scored 10

Chapter 2: Getting Ready for Test Day 13

Registering for the Test 13

Using Your Time Wisely 14

Budgeting your study time leading up to test day 14

Budgeting your time while taking the test 15

When Test Day Has Arrived 16

Knowing what to bring and what to leave at home 17

Getting familiar with computer testing 17

If You Are Retaking the Test 18

Chapter 3: Practicing the Praxis: Sampling Some Practice Questions 19

Going through the Pre-Assessment Questions 19

Reading practice questions 20

Writing practice questions 23

Mathematics practice questions 25

Looking at the Pre-Assessment Answers 28

Reading answers and explanations 28

Writing answers and explanations 31

Math answers and explanations 33

Assessing Your Results 36

Identifying categories where you struggled 36

Understanding where you went wrong specifically 36

Part 2: Mastering Math Concepts 39

Chapter 4: Count on It: Number and Quantity 41

Working with Integers: Whole Numbers and Their Opposites 41

Doing basic operations with integers 42

Finding factors of whole numbers 43

Employing some helpful divisibility rules 43

Finding multiples of integers 43

Determining the greatest common factor and least common multiple 44

Exponents and square roots 45

Computing with Fractions and Mixed Numbers 46

Simplifying fractions 47

Converting between fractions and mixed numbers 47

Performing basic operations with fractions and mixed numbers 48

Working with Decimals and Percents 50

Converting between decimals and percents 50

Performing basic operations with decimals 51

Understanding the Number Line 52

Interpreting numeration and place values 52

Knowing the basics of order 53

Finding orders of magnitude 54

Finding numbers in sequences 54

Following Orders: The Order of Operations 55

Remembering GEMDAS 55

Using the order of operations within itself 56

Reasoning with Quantities 56

Using the two major systems of measurement 56

Converting units of measurement 57

Basic word problems 58

Practice Questions about Number and Quantity 60

Answers and Explanations 61

Chapter 5: Introducing Letters: Algebra and Functions 63

Variables: When Letters Represent Numbers 63

Laying out the terms: Variable terms and expressions 64

Let's get together: Combining like terms 64

Multiplying and dividing with terms and expressions 65

When variable values are given 67

Working with Equations 68

Solving for x and other variables 68

Undoing addition and subtraction 69

Undoing multiplication and division 70

Multistep equations 70

Proportions 71

Systems of equations 71

Solving for variables in terms of other variables 73

Solving Inequalities 74

Following two more rules when solving inequalities 74

Graphing inequalities 75

Describing solution steps 76

Factoring in Algebra 77

Factoring terms out of bigger terms 77

Using reverse FOIL 77

Decoding Algebra Word Problems 78

Translating English into mathematical language 78

Algebraic word problems 78

Figuring Out Functions 79

Identifying functions 80

Working with functions 81

Thinking Outside the Algebra Box 81

Recognizing relational patterns 81

Algebraic reasoning 82

Practice Questions about Algebra 83

Answers and Explanations 84

Chapter 6: Grasping Geometry Concepts 87

Understanding the Building Blocks of Geometry 87

Getting to the point 88

Defining lines and parts of lines 88

Moving along planes in space 88

Getting the right angles on angles 89

Recognizing congruence 89

Understanding Angle Measures and Relationships 90

Distinguishing degrees of angle measure and naming angles 90

Working with angle relationships 91

Knowing Common Shapes and Their Basic Properties 92

Defining polygons in general 92

Analyzing triangles: Three-sided polygons 92

Identifying facts about quadrilaterals 94

Working with other...

Produktinformationen

Titel: Praxis Core For Dummies with Online Practice Tests
Autor:
EAN: 9781119382423
ISBN: 978-1-119-38242-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: For Dummies
Genre: Sonstiges Schule und Lernen
Anzahl Seiten: 456
Veröffentlichung: 17.01.2018
Jahr: 2018
Auflage: 2. Aufl.
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 10.3 MB