Praxis Core: 1,001 Practice Questions For Dummies
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The Math questions on the Praxis Core exam may be multiple choice, fill-in, or select all that apply. You need to be prepared to answer questions in these subject areas:
  • Number and quantity, including topics such as basic operations, number form conversions, order of operations, number order, sequences, word problems, and measurement
  • Algebra, which includes combining like terms, using given variable values, solving equations and inequalities, and solving algebraic word problems
  • Geometry, which covers basic geometric building blocks, angles, polygons and circles, three-dimensional figures, and the coordinate plane
  • Statistics and probability, involving representations of data, central tendencies, probability calculations, and scientific notation
When working through Praxis Core math problems, watch out for these common mistakes:
  • Overlooking part of a rule
  • Confusing one rule with another
  • Misusing the four-function online calculator
  • Confusing one mathematical term with another
  • Using the incorrect expression to represent what's described
  • Stopping before answering the final question in a multi-step problem

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Carla Kirkland, founder and CEO of the Kirkland Group, an educational consulting firm, 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 who has developed language arts resources for multiple school districts.

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