|I found this class to very helpful and filled in the blanks that I had trouble in. It was nice to be able to ask questions and receive feedback on a subject area that is normally done by oneself with a book. At the end of each lesson websites for additional help and study content was very helpful. I enjoyed the class and would take another in the future.|
|I am so happy I stumbled upon this class; it was great especially for working 40hrs/week. Mrs. Buckner was wonderful at explaining and I felt that I learned a lot! Thank you!|
|I strongly recommend this class! The instructor and the material were very informative to me. I am not ashamed anymore because both the teacher and the class have given me hope again. I now know that I have everything I need to be successful in passing the basic skills test.|
|I think this course was just what I needed. The professor knowledge was on point and she did an excellent job providing us with information that will take us where we need to go. I have more confidence in passing my next test and I owe it all to her!|
|This course was a great help to me because there are some areas on the Praxis that I needed to be refreshed on. Now I am better equipped to retake the Praxis.|
|I just wanted to let you know that I passed the Praxis on Monday and I could never have gotten through the math test if it had not been for you lessons. I got 186 on the Reading (needed 169), which is my strong point and 174 on the math (needed 170). I don't know about the writing test yet, but I feel confident that I did well on that test…The math section was very challenging for me and without this class, I am sure I would not have passed on the first try. Thanks again for all your help and I will be recommending this class and ed2go to friends and co-workers.|
|This course was very helpful. I learned a great deal in a few short weeks. I would recommend this class be taken by anyone embarking on a future in education. Thank you for all of your help.|
|I really liked how the course was down to my level. The books I have used are just too vague and hard to understand.|
|The instructor was fantastic! The lessons were perfectly structured. As someone who is a working professional but hasn't had to deal with a lot of mathematical concepts in every day life, the lessons were clear concise and didn't make me feel badly for not remembering how to solve for "x" or what happens when you add two negative numbers. I really appreciated that.|
|I have been a stay at home Mom for seven years. I am going back to school for my Master's in Education. I felt that this course helped me brush up on all the areas I needed to achieve a good score on the Praxis. I would definitely recommend this course to others!|
Course Code: px1
In your first lesson, you will learn all about the Praxis Core exam. You will discover how many tests make up the exam, where to go to take the test, and if you can take the tests all at once or separately. Then you will become familiar with the reading test of the Praxis Core exam. You will learn about the different types of reading questions, and discover useful strategies for answering reading questions. You will have the opportunity to practice a full-length reading test.
In this lesson you will begin to prepare for the math portion of the test. You will learn tips for using the calculator, and cover exponents, square roots, and decimals. Then you will look at fractions, ratios and proportions.
In this lesson you will cover questions involving percentages and learn to convert percentages into fractions and decimals and vice versa. You will also learn about two measurement systems and how to convert them. Then you will learn what you need to know about algebra. You will learn to solve equations and inequalities. You will also discover a test-taking strategy to help you find the right answer without actually solving the problem.
This lesson will be a crash course in geometry. You will learn about perimeter, volume, lines, angles, shapes, congruence, similarity, and the Pythagorean theorem. Then you will explore the terms: mean, median, mode, and range, what they mean and how to calculate them. You will learn about the many types of graphs covered on the exam. Then you will discover how to read and construct a Venn diagram and learn a formula to help you answer probability questions.
In this final math lesson, you will learn to make xy tables, plot points, and graph lines. You will also discover how to do a geometric transformation. Then you will begin preparing for the writing portion of the test, starting with grammar. You will review the basics: parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar rules.
This lesson will explore idiomatic expressions and commonly confused words. You will become familiar with the two types of questions that you will see on the multiple-choice portion of the writing test. You will get some tips that will help you avoid common mistakes. Finally you will prepare for the essay portion of the writing test. You have two essays to prepare for ---the argumentative essay and the source-based essay. You will see some sample essay prompts, and learn how each essay is scored. You will then practice the process for writing two successful essays in the allotted amount of time.
Kt (Katie) Paxton is a certified teacher with a Master's Degree in Education focusing on Learning and Technology. She has more than 15 years of classroom experience and has been an online instructor since 2003. She also owned and managed a home daycare for five years and is the author of More Adventures With Kids in San Diego.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.