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Ch 10: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Mathematical Thinking

About This Chapter

Watch the short and fun video lessons in this chapter to refresh your knowledge of mathematical thinking in preparation for the Praxis Early Childhood Education test. Use the videos to strengthen your math knowledge and take lesson quizzes to gauge your readiness to take the test.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Mathematical Thinking - Chapter Summary

Explore the video lessons in this chapter to take a deeper look at mathematical thinking as you prepare to take the Praxis Early Childhood Education test. The videos provide a comprehensive overview of this subject to ensure you're prepared to answer questions that address the following on the exam:

  • Identifying the correct setup to solve math problems
  • Understanding inductive, deductive and connective reasoning
  • Solving word problems
  • Restating word problems using words or images
  • Utilizing critical thinking and logic in mathematics
  • Personalizing a word problem to increase understanding
  • Translating math sentences to inequalities

Instructors offer high-quality videos designed to make learning fun, while providing the methods necessary for success on your exam. This comprehensive learning environment is perfect for providing you with the confidence you need as exam day approaches.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Mathematical Thinking Chapter Objectives

The goal of the Praxis Early Childhood Education test is to measure your knowledge to ensure you're prepared to teach and secure teaching licensure or certification as an early childhood educator in your state. The topics covered in this Praxis Early Childhood Education: Mathematical Thinking chapter are found in the mathematics portion of the exam, which is approximately 30 questions and constitutes 25% of the test. By watching short video lessons in this chapter, you can strengthen your knowledge of mathematical thinking. You can also take multiple-choice lesson quizzes to test your comprehension of the materials and answer questions formatted similarly to those found on the test.

The questions on this Praxis Subject Assessment are selected response and typically come in the form of short paragraphs, sentences or questions. Each question is followed by a set of four answers, one of which you will select as the correct response to the question.

11 Lessons in Chapter 10: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Mathematical Thinking
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What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions

1. What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions

When it comes to solving math word problems, there is a correct way of setting up the problem and labeling the various parts of the problem so that you can solve the problem easily. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can do it.

Reasoning in Mathematics: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

2. Reasoning in Mathematics: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Many people think that deductive and inductive reasoning are the same thing. It is assumed these words are synonymous. They are not. This lesson reveals the reality of these two types of reasoning.

Reasoning in Mathematics: Connective Reasoning

3. Reasoning in Mathematics: Connective Reasoning

Connective reasoning is reasoning that has an operation, or a way to connect two phrases. The five main logic connectives will be reviewed in this lesson.

Critical Thinking and Logic in Mathematics

4. Critical Thinking and Logic in Mathematics

Logic has its own unique language and way of defining what is true and false. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can critically think in the language of logic while working with math.

Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

5. Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve word problems by following this 3-step process. Learn how to visualize your problem so you fully understand it. Then learn how to write and solve your equations.

Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images

6. Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use sketches and notes to help you visualize a problem. Watch how easy it becomes to solve your problem once you have visualized it.

Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding

7. Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding

When it comes to word problems, being able to personalize a word problem with more familiar situations will help you a lot in your problem solving. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can restate the word problem in terms you understand.

Translating Math Sentences to Inequalities

8. Translating Math Sentences to Inequalities

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can easily translate math sentences into inequalities. Once you know how to do this, solving word problems becomes that much easier.

How Language Skills Apply to Mathematics

9. How Language Skills Apply to Mathematics

Just because you are learning math does not mean that you can totally skimp on your language skills. In this lesson, you'll learn that improving in your language skills can actually help improve your math skills as well.

Using Math in Everyday Life

10. Using Math in Everyday Life

While not everyone loves math, it is extremely useful. Learn about just a few of the dozens of ways that math can be used in everyday life: for money matters, to improve decision-making, and in many other little ways.

Mathematical Representation Skills

11. Mathematical Representation Skills

Have you ever had trouble coming up with the right words to express yourself? Like English, French, or Italian, math is a language. And in any language, one must take care in piecing together words and symbols to communicate an intended meaning.

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