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Praxis Core For Dummies with Online Practice Tests
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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.

    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.

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    About the Author-
    • 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.

    Table of Contents-
    • 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...

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