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Are you a prospective teacher who needs to pass the Praxis Core Exam? Have you already attempted the Praxis Core and not been successful? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this course is for you! You'll develop all the skills you need for the test as we review and prepare for everything it includes.
You'll get familiar with the different types of questions that appear on the reading and writing tests. You'll master the many areas of math that you'll be tested on: number operations, negative numbers, exponents, square roots, order of operations, decimals, fractions, percentages, algebra, geometry, systems of measurement, and probability and statistics. To prepare for the two essays, we'll discuss what constitutes high scoring essays. We'll also go through the process of writing each essay in the amount of time allotted.
You'll learn useful test-taking strategies and get plenty of practice questions that are similar to what you'll find on the exam. You'll also have the opportunity to take a full-length practice test in each subject area. Using clear explanations, numerous examples, graphics, animation, and videos, this course will not only prepare you for the Praxis Core, but do so in a way that's fun and interesting. After completing this course, you'll be totally ready to pass the Praxis Core Exam!
Course Fast Facts:
- Learn Praxis I Preparation Online Course in only 6 weeks
- Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
- This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
- Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
- You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
- You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
- You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course
How is the Praxis I Preparation Online Course studied?
Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.
Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.
New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.
Recognition & Accreditation
All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.
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There are 12 units of study
An Overview of Praxis I
In your first lesson, you'll meet the Praxis I exam. As you begin this course, you probably have lots of questions about the tests. For instance, how many tests make up the Praxis I exam? Where do you go to take them? Do you have to take all the tests at once, or can you take them separately? You'll get answers to all these questions! Then you'll decide whether it's better to take the paper test or the computerized version. We'll also consider how much time you're allowed for each test and how many questions you can expect. By the end of the lesson, the tests will no longer be a mystery to you. You'll be ready to start preparing for all the elements each test encompasses.
The Reading Test
In this lesson, you'll become familiar with the Reading test of the Praxis I exam. You'll learn about the different types of reading questions that you'll come across. We'll discuss useful strategies and explore examples of reading questions. Then you'll have the opportunity to take a full-length practice reading test!
Math Basics: Arithmetic, Exponents, and Square Roots
Have you ever heard the phrase "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" and wondered how it relates to math? Today, as we begin preparing for the math portion of the Praxis I exam, you'll learn what this phrase means in the math world. You'll also discover the number line and the arithmetic of positive and negative numbers. We'll cover exponents and square roots as well, and by the end of the lesson, you'll have a solid understanding of math basics.
Math Basics: Fractions and Decimals
In this lesson, we'll talk about decimals and fractions. If you're someone who has a fear of fractions, after completing this lesson you'll realize that fractions are indeed your friends! You'll learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals and fractions, as well as how to reduce and build up fractions. Finally, I'll share a shortcut to multiplying and dividing by powers of 10.
Conversions, Percents, Ratios, and Proportions
How much is 25% of 544? If an item that was originally priced at $175 dropped to a price of $105, what is the percentage of decrease? Today, we'll answer these questions as well as others involving percentages. You'll also learn how to convert percentages into fractions and decimals, and vice versa. You'll discover what scientific notation is, and find out about ratio and proportion. Throughout the lesson, you'll have the opportunity to reinforce what you've learned with practice problems to try along the way.
Does the sight of the algebraic equation 3x - 5 + 7x = 9x - 2 scare you? If it does, by the end of this lesson it won't. You'll discover everything you need to know about algebra to be successful on the Math test. This includes what algebraic expressions are, how to combine like terms, and how to solve equations and inequalities. I'll also reveal a test-taking strategy to help you find the correct answer to a problem without actually solving the problem. This backdoor method will definitely come in handy on the test!
Have you ever wondered how much fencing you'll need for your backyard or how much carpet you'll need for your living room? To answer these questions, you have to know some geometry. In this lesson, you'll get a crash course in geometry, where you will learn about area, perimeter, volume, lines, angles, shapes, congruence, similarity, and the infamous Pythagorean theorem. Besides helping you with problems on the Math test, what you absorb in this lesson will help you solve problems long after you have passed the Praxis I exam.
Data Analysis and Probability
Have you ever heard the terms mean, median, mode, and range? Today we'll explore what these statistical terms mean and how to calculate them. After that, you'll learn about the many types of graphs that you'll come across on the test, including pie graphs, bar graphs, and pictographs. You'll see how to read and construct a Venn diagram. Then you'll discover a useful formula that will help you answer probability questions that you may come across on the Math
XY Graphs and Measurements
How many centiliters are in a liter? How many feet are in a mile? How do you convert kilograms to milligrams? If you don't know the answers to these questions, you will by the end of this lesson. In addition to measurements and their conversions, you'll find out how to make xy tables, plot points, and graph lines. We'll end this final math lesson by going over some miscellaneous problems that are likely to appear on the Math test.
In this lesson, you'll start preparing you for the Writing test of the Praxis I exam with a crash course in grammar. We'll go back to the basics by reviewing parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar rules. This grammar refresher will give you a good foundation for the Writing test.
The Writing Test and Its Questions
Is it better to say "PIN number" or "PIN"? I'll answer this question and others like it in this lesson. We'll also explore idiomatic expressions and commonly confused words. Next, you'll become familiar with the two types of questions that you'll see on the multiple-choice portion of the Writing test. You'll get some tips that will help you avoid common mistakes. These tips and what you learned in Lesson 10 will help you do well on a full-length practice test.
For the last lesson of the course, you'll prepare for the essay portion of the Writing test. You'll see some sample essay prompts, and you'll learn how the essay is scored. You'll analyze examples of good essays and bad essays. Then, you'll practice the process for writing a successful essay in the allotted amount of time. After this lesson, you'll not only be all set to take the Writing test, but you'll be ready to take and pass the entire Praxis I exam!
Who is this course for?
Upon course completion, students will receive a certificate that will serve as proof of their study in this field.
Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.
Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.
Students will need access to a computer and the internet.
Minimum specifications for the computer are:
Microsoft Windows XP, or later
OSX/iOS 6 or later
Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
Students will also need access the following applications:
Adobe Acrobat Reader
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