# Praxis Core

(PRAXIS.AE1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-534-3

## About This Course

The Praxis Core course helps you master the essential academic skills required for success in education. This course covers the three core areas of the Praxis Core exam: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. The course helps you develop critical reading comprehension skills to analyze and interpret written texts effectively. The course also enhances your writing proficiency, including grammar, punctuation, and organization of ideas. It strengthens your mathematical reasoning and problem-solving abilities across various concepts and domains.

### Skills You’ll Get

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### Lessons

17+ Lessons | 934+ Exercises | 48+ Quizzes |

### TestPrep

36+ Pre Assessment Questions | 6+ Full Length Tests | 898+ Practice Test Questions

### Introduction

- About This Course
- Icons Used in This Course
- Where to Go from Here

### Previewing the Praxis

- Why Take the Praxis?
- Breaking Down the Praxis
- Understanding How the Test Is Scored

### Getting Ready for Test Day

- Registering for the Test
- Using Your Time Wisely
- When Test Day Has Arrived
- If You’re Retaking the Test

### Practicing the Praxis: Sampling Some Practice Questions

- Going through the Pre-Assessment Questions
- Looking at the Pre-Assessment Answers
- Assessing Your Results

### Count on It: Number and Quantity

- Working with Integers: Whole Numbers and Their Opposites
- Computing with Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- Working with Decimals and Percents
- Understanding the Number Line
- Following Orders: The Order of Operations
- Reasoning with Quantities

### Introducing Letters: Algebra

- Variables: When Letters Represent Numbers
- Working with Equations
- Solving Inequalities
- Factoring in Algebra
- Decoding Algebra Word Problems
- Thinking Outside the Algebra Box

### Grasping Geometry Concepts

- Understanding the Building Blocks of Geometry
- Understanding Angle Measures and Relationships
- Knowing Common Shapes and Their Basic Properties
- Working with Shapes that Are Alike
- Figuring out Geometric Formulas
- Combining Shapes
- Knowing the Ways of the XY Coordinate Plane
- Touching on Right Triangles

### Statistics and Probability

- Representing Data
- Analyzing Data
- Calculating Probability
- Pointing Out Scientific Notation Facts

### Test-Taking Strategies for Core Math

- Using Helpful Shortcuts
- Narrowing Down Answer Choices
- Tackling the Constructed Response

### Reading Comprehension: Finding Meaning and Identifying Purpose

- Previewing the Praxis Reading Test
- Mastering Short-Passage Questions
- Looking at Long-Passage Questions
- Visual- and Quantitative-Information Questions

### Test-Taking Strategies for Core Reading

- Which to Read First: The Passage or the Question
- Examining Strategies for the Various Passages
- Approaching Questions about Charts and Graphs
- Eliminating Wrong Answers

### Acing the Essay

- Perusing the Types of Prompts: “Picking a Side” versus “Exploring an Idea”
- Creating a Solid Essay
- Turning a Good Essay into a Great One
- Understanding How the Essay Is Scored
- Checking Out Some Practice Prompts
- Reviewing a Sample Essay
- Evaluating Your Essay

### Giving Grammar a Glance

- Getting a Grip on the Parts of Speech
- Making Sense of Sentence Structure
- Pondering Punctuation
- Misplaced Modifiers
- Redundancy and Double Negatives
- Homophones: “They’re in there with their bear”
- Capitalization: What You Need to Know

### Test-Taking Strategies for Core Writing

- Knowing the Types of Selected-Response Writing Questions
- Identifying and Correcting Errors in Selected-Response Items
- Mastering the Essay

### Ten Common Math Errors to Avoid

- Misusing Negative Signs
- Confusing Perimeter and Area
- Incorrectly Combining Like Terms
- Messing Up When Moving Decimals
- Not Solving for the Actual Variable
- Misrepresenting “Less Than” in Word Problems
- Mixing Up Supplementary and Complementary Angles
- Finding a False Median
- Fearing Fractions
- Forgetting about Fractions in Formulas

### Ten Mistakes to Avoid on the Praxis Reading and Writing Exams

- Avoiding Mistakes Common to the Writing and Reading Tests
- Sidestepping Mistakes on the Writing Test
- Evading Mistakes on the Reading Test

### Practice

- Argumentative Essay 1
- Source-Based Essay 1
- Argumentative Essay 2
- Source-Based Essay 2
- Source-Based Essay 3
- Source-Based Essay 4
- Source-Based Essay 5
- Source-Based Essay 6