Synopses & Reviews
The valuable test prep guide—now in an updated edition - Includes subject review chapters for every subject covered on the test
- 3 full-length tests with complete answer explanations
Synopsis
Test prep for the Praxis Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161) test, now aligned to Common Core Taken by people who want to be certified to teach math at the high school level, the Praxis Mathematics Content Knowledge test has been revised to reflect the Common Core State Standards for math. The test is computer-based and administered year round.28 states require a would-be high school math teacher to pass this Praxis II Math test in order to be certified: AK, AL, AR, CO, DE, HI, IA, ID, KS, ME, MD, MS, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WV, WY, plus D.C., Guam, and the Virgin Islands.About the Book:
- Subject review chapters
- 3 model practice tests with answers and detailed explanations
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Synopsis
Test prep for the Praxis II Mathematics Content Knowledge Test (5161), including subject reviews and three practice tests
About the Author
SANDRA LUNA McCUNE, Ph.D., is a former Regents Professor and math specialist in the Department of Elementary Education at Stephen F. Austin State University, where she received the Distinguished Professor Award. She now is a full-time author and consultant.Prior to his death, ENNIS DONICE MCCUNEwas Regents Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1General Description 1
Calculator Requirements 1
Allocation of the Test Content 1
Scoring of the Test 3
The Role of the Mathematics CK in Teacher Certification 3
Questions Commonly Asked About the Mathematics CK 4
How to Use This CliffsNotes Book 5
How to Prepare for the Day of the Test 6
Test-Taking Strategies for the Mathematics CK 7
Graphing Calculators and the Mathematics CK 8
PART I: SUBJECT AREA REVIEWS
Chapter 1: Review for the Praxis Mathematics Content Knowledge (0061) 11
Chapter 2: Algebra and Number Theory 15
Chapter 3: Measurement 41
Chapter 4: Geometry 45
Chapter 5: Trigonometry 63
Chapter 6: Functions 79
Chapter 7: Calculus 103
Chapter 8: Data Analysis and Statistics 121
Chapter 9: Probability 137
Chapter 10: Matrix Algebra 147
Chapter 11: Discrete Mathematics 157
PART II: FULL-LENGTH PRACTICE TESTS
Chapter 12: Mathematics: Content Knowledge Practice Test 1 169
Chapter 13: Mathematics: Content Knowledge Practice Test 2 201
Chapter 14: Mathematics: Content Knowledge Practice Test 3 227
Appendix A: Long Division of Polynomials and Synthetic Division 253
Appendix B: Simplifying Radicals 255