Course SummaryThis self-paced practice and study guide addresses all of the topics you'll find on the FTCE General Knowledge Mathematics Subtest. Use our bite-sized video lessons with self-assessment quizzes to check your understanding of the concepts and to make sure that you're ready on test day.
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About This Course
Individuals taking the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) subtest will need to demonstrate an understanding of math used in the real world involving the four mathematics operations, measurement, algebra and data interpretation. Not only will test-takers make comparisons and find solutions, but they will also use higher-order thinking skills to make inferences or evaluate and analyze conclusions. In this course, our short video lessons with self-assessment quizzes provide you with a study guide that covers material from the exam, including:
- Number sense
- Geometry and measurement
- Probability, statistics and data analysis
About the Exam
The Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) measures aspiring teachers' readiness to enter the classroom. The General Knowledge Test is made up of 4 subtests: mathematics, reading, English language skills and a written essay. The computer-based math subtest is composed of 45 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Preparing & Registering for the FTCE General Knowledge Test
By using our study guide, you'll become familiar with the concepts included on the FTCE General Knowledge test and encompassed in the mathematics subtest. The engaging videos will help you review topics studied in college courses and possibly fill in a few holes in your math learning. In our related lessons, you can learn about the order of operations, ratio and proportion, linear equations, and analysis of data sets. At the end of each short lesson, you'll find a multiple-choice quiz to gauge your grasp of the information being taught. These quick quizzes can also serve as a handy way to practice for the format of the actual FTCE General Knowledge test.
You can make an appointment to take this test at any time of the year, either online or by phone. On test day, a math reference sheet and online calculator will be provided in the testing center.
Scoring the FTCE General Knowledge Math Subtest
Your test scores will be available online within 4 weeks of the exam date. In order to pass this subtest, a scaled score of at least 200 is required, or 69% of the questions answered correctly. FTCE scores for the multiple-choice style subtests are reported as either pass or fail on the date that you take the test.
Number Sense, Concepts, and Operations
Approximately 17% of the General Knowledge Mathematics Subtest addresses this category. You might see questions about real numbers on number lines, the order of operations and using the four operations to solve real-life situations.
Geometry and Measurement
Prepare for these concepts by reviewing two- and three-dimensional figures, ratio and proportion, measurement units and forms, fundamental units, derived units and unit conversions. About 21% of the math subtest covers geometry and measurement topics.
Algebra and Graphing
Review topics like equivalent algebraic expressions, inequalities and functions to prepare for this 29% of the subtest. You might also come across problems involving data points or slope and y-intercepts on graphs.
Probability, Data Interpretation and Statistics
The final and largest portion of the test, related to about 33% of the questions, covers different forms of data presentation, like graphs, histograms, tables and line plots. You'll also want to review measures of central tendency, dispersion and probability to be well prepared.
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