Ch 43: Praxis Mathematics: Optimization and Differentiation

About This Chapter

Let us help you understand optimization and differentiation. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes show you how to solve problems in preparation for the Praxis Mathematics test.

Praxis Mathematics: Optimization and Differentiation - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons will prepare you for Praxis Mathematics exam questions that cover optimizing simple and complex systems. You will learn to solve applied minima-maxima problems and use relative maxima and minima to analyze the behavior of a function. Another lesson will lead you through an examination of optimization and differentiation. Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Optimizing complex systems
  • Optimizing simple systems
  • Optimization and differentiation

Expert instructors guide you through these videos, and they know how to make the lessons both informative and entertaining. You will enjoy yourself as you gain knowledge and prepare for the test. Before moving on to the next lesson, be sure to take the self-assessment quiz that follows each lesson.

Objectives of the Praxis Mathematics Course

Many states require the Praxis Mathematics test for individuals who want to teach math at the secondary school level. There are 50 multiple-choice questions on the Praxis Mathematics test, and you will be allotted two hours to complete it. The topics covered in this optimization and differentiation chapter are included in the test's calculus section. This section has six questions, which constitutes about 12% of the test as a whole.

On the Praxis, you'll be presented with a problem and four choices of answers from which to choose. You can check your knowledge and get accustomed to the test's format by taking the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each video lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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