PPST Math Test: Practice & Study Guide
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 Available Lessons: 61
 Average Lesson Length: 8 min

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chapter 1 / lesson 1What are the Different Types of Numbers?
Course Summary
The PPST Mathematics exam measures mathematical skills and concepts that an educator may need, focusing on the ability to solve problems and reason in a quantitative context to determine your aptitude before enrolling in a teacher education program or obtaining teacher licensing. Use our engaging videos and selfassessment quizzes to prepare for the PPST Math exam.To Start This Course Today
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Lesson 1  What are the Different Types of Numbers?

Lesson 2  What Is a Number Line?

Lesson 3  Comparing and Ordering Decimals

Lesson 4  Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Go to chapter PPST Math: Working with Numbers

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Go to chapter PPST Math: Operation Properties and Computation

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Lesson 1  What is a Percent?  Definition & Examples

Lesson 2  Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

Lesson 3  Changing Between Decimals and Percents

Lesson 4  Solve Problems Using Percents

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Lesson 2  Conditional Statements in Math

Lesson 5  Critical Thinking and Logic in Mathematics

Lesson 6  Propositions, Truth Values and Truth Tables

Go to chapter PPST Math: Numerical Reasoning

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Lesson 1  What is a Variable in Algebra?

Lesson 3  Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions

Lesson 4  What is a Linear Equation?

Lesson 5  How to Write a Linear Equation

Lesson 6  Problem solving using Linear Equations

Lesson 7  What is an Inequality?

Go to chapter PPST Math: Equations and Inequalities

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Lesson 3  Properties of Congruent and Similar Shapes

Lesson 4  How to Identify Similar Triangles

Lesson 5  Applications of Similar Triangles

Go to chapter PPST Math: Geometric Properties

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Lesson 1  What Are the Different Parts of a Graph?

Lesson 2  Graphing Basic Functions

Lesson 3  How to Graph Piecewise Functions

Lesson 4  Graphing Inequalities: Practice Problems

Lesson 5  How to Graph 1 and 2Variable Inequalities

Go to chapter PPST Math: Coordinate Geometry

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Lesson 1  The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Lesson 2  Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

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Lesson 1  Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

Lesson 2  Area of Triangles and Rectangles

Lesson 5  Circles: Area and Circumference

Lesson 6  Area of Complex Figures

Go to chapter PPST Math: Measurement

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Lesson 2  Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

Lesson 3  What is a TwoWay Table?

Lesson 4  Statistical Analysis with Categorical Data

Lesson 5  Summarizing Categorical Data using Tables

Lesson 7  Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

Go to chapter PPST Math: Data Analysis

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Lesson 6  How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

Go to chapter PPST Math: Probability
About the Course
Schools use the PPST Math test, or PreProfessional Skills Test: Mathematics, to determine an applicant's readiness for teacher education programs. States also use the test for teacher licensing. It consists of a 75minute period in which testtakers answer 46 multiplechoice questions with calculators prohibited. This test is offered in either a computerbased format or a paper format and contains questions that cover four major categories: numbers and operations, algebra, geometry and measurement, and data analysis and probability. The test holds raw computation to a minimum and uses few technical words, only using terms like area, perimeter, and factor because it assumes that they are commonly encountered in mathematics.
PPST Math Test  Preparation and Registration
We host quick, engaging video lessons in each subject area of the exam in order to prepare you for the PPST Math test. The chapter on operation properties includes videos that cover the order of operations, the associative property, the commutative property, and the multiplication property of zero. Other chapters include logical math connectors, decimals and percents, equations and inequalities, properties of shapes, graphing functions, and data analysis. Each lesson includes a corresponding quiz, offering you the chance to assess your own knowledge of the material.
You can register for the PPST Math test online, though if you need some form of accommodations for testtaking (including a disability or language barrier), you will have to mail in your registration form and other documentation. If you are taking a computerbased test, then you will receive 30 minutes of practice time to become familiar with the functionality before you begin the test. The PPST Math test is offered continually, but you'll have to wait 21 days if you want to retest. Lowincome college students can qualify for a fee waiver if they are currently in school and are required to take the test. There are a limited number of waivers available, and students can only receive one waiver per year. When you arrive at the testing location on the day of the test, you'll need your test ticket and photo ID.
PPST Math Test  Scoring
Depending on which format you chose, your scores will become available to you 2 to 4 weeks after the test date. Computerdelivered test scores will be available 2 to 3 weeks after the test date. You can find your scores earlier by utilizing a scoresbyphone service for an additional fee. Your scores can also be sent to up to 3 institutions or licensing agencies for free. You can order more score reports after the test for an additional fee. You're scored only on answering questions correctly, and you will not be deducted points for wrong answers or unanswered questions. Passing scores depend on the institution requiring the exam, but your report will show you the qualifying score for your state. You will also be able to see the score range for the test achieved by the 25th75th percentile.
Course Topics
Course Chapter  Objective 

PPST Math: Working with Numbers  Review the basic types of numbers, equality symbols, and number representations, including number lines, decimals, fractions, and properties of whole numbers. 
PPST Operation Properties and Computation  Learn about the various properties of numbers like the commutative, associative and distributive properties. You'll also understand the order of operations, how to estimate results, and the reasonableness of an estimation. 
PPST Math: Ratios, Proportions and Percents  Find out the differences between decimals and percents, how to calculate with ratios and proportions and how to solve problems using these representations. 
PPST Math: Numerical Reasoning  Master the logical connections in math using conjunctions and disjunctions, conditional statements, and critical thinking. You'll also learn about mathematical logical fallacies, the validity of arguments, and generalizations. 
PPST Math: Equations and Inequalities  These lessons will guide you through understanding basic algebraic expressions, linear equations, variables, and inequalities. 
PPST Math: Algorithmic Thinking & Patterns  Discover the algorithmic point of view and learn how to identify facts given in a problem; also discover patterns, direct variation, and inverse variation, and learn how to find alternative methods to solving a problem. 
PPST Math: Algebraic Representations and Reasoning  Learn the relationships between verbal and symbolic expressions, symbolic algebra, and algebraic reasoning. 
PPST Math: Geometric Properties  Discover the properties of shapes, how to identify similar triangles, and how the pythagorean theorem helps you find specific distances. 
PPST Math: Coordinate Geometry  Identify different parts of a graph, learn how to graph functions, and find out how to solve absolute value inequalities. 
PPST Math: Geometric Reasoning  Get advice on logical connectives, validity of arguments, and generalizations in geometry. 
PPST Math: Systems of Measurement  Learn about various systems of measurement, including the US Customary system and the Metric System. You'll also learn unit conversion and dimensional analysis. 
PPST Math: Measurement  Find out how to measure and calculate area and perimeters of shapes as well as solve measurement problems. 
PPST Math: Data Analysis  Learn how to read, interpret, and create various kinds of charts, tables, and graphs, including bar graphs, pie charts, and Venn diagrams. 
PPST Math: Probability  Discover how to calculate simple conditional probabilities and learn how to calculate mean, median, mode and range. 
The Praxis I PreProfessional Skills Test (PPST) is a registered trademark of Educational Testing Service (ETS), which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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