Ch 11: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Foundations of Math

About This Chapter

Explore what constitutes the foundations of math in order to be ready for possible questions on the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam. View this chapter's topics through engaging video lessons and take the self-assessment quizzes to test your knowledge of the information.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Foundations of Math - Chapter Summary

Preparing for the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam in mathematics involves the process of gaining an understanding of basic arithmetic terms and functions. These lessons put you on the right path through examples and definitions of terms. The videos feature topics that may appear on the exam, including:

  • Types of numbers
  • Using whole numbers in arithmetic
  • Order of operations
  • Relationships and patterns in math
  • Mathematical reasoning and the concept of change
  • Basic mathematical operations
  • Using gauges, scales and meters to take measurements

Each of the short video lessons arm you with ways to measure, calculate or define mathematical items. The experienced instructors teach the material in colorful and fun styles so that you can remember the information more easily for the test.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Foundations of Math Chapter Objectives

The Praxis Early Childhood Education exam has six content areas and 120 questions. Information from the Foundations of Math chapter lies in the Praxis' mathematics section. This area of the exam is worth 25% of the test score and has approximately 30 questions. The exam is completely computer-based.

The video lessons in this chapter can ready you for topics such as the meaning and relationship of math operations, basic reasoning skills, units of measurement and the study of patterns and relationships in math. Overall, you'll need to understand math foundations that can be applied to children in elementary school and possibly earlier.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Foundations of Math
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What are the Different Types of Numbers?

1. What are the Different Types of Numbers?

Learn all of the different types of numbers: natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and real numbers. This video lesson teaches you how to classify any numbers you come across.

Arithmetic with Whole Numbers

2. Arithmetic with Whole Numbers

There are four basic mathematical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These four operations are used in a wide range of everyday skills and are the fundamental blocks of arithmetic.

What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples

3. What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples

The order of operations is the steps used to simplify any mathematical expression. In this video, learn how to solve problems using these steps and easy tricks to remember them.

Activities for Studying Patterns & Relationships in Math

4. Activities for Studying Patterns & Relationships in Math

Did you know that math patterns and relationships can be taught in the classroom using simple things such as beads? Learn how in this lesson, along with how little items such as paperclips can be used to teach relationships.

The Concept of Change in Mathematical Reasoning

5. The Concept of Change in Mathematical Reasoning

In this lesson, we will discuss the concept of change in mathematical reasoning, defining and comparing the math reasoning of yesteryear to the reasoning of today.

How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

6. How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

In this video lesson, you will learn how measurements are very much like variables when it comes to adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them. You will also see examples of how they are done.

How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

7. How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

In the real world, we take measurements all the time. Measurements are taken when you drive and when you weigh yourself, for example. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can take measurements of things that are important.

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