Ch 4: Praxis Mathematics: Percents

About This Chapter

Let this chapter help you learn to understand and work with percents. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes show you several operations you will need to know as you prepare for these types of questions on the Praxis Mathematics test.

Praxis Mathematics: Percents - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can help you understand what percents are and how to work with them as you prepare for the Praxis Mathematics test. You will learn to convert percents to decimals and fractions and vice versa and solve word problems that deal with percents. The videos cover these topics to help you correctly answer questions on the exam:

  • Definition and application of percents
  • Solving problems with percents
  • Changing percents to fractions and decimals and fractions and decimals to percents
  • Calculating interest

Each video lesson is led by an experienced instructor who will equip you with the knowledge of percents needed for the test. You'll enjoy these engaging videos that make it fun to learn about percents and their uses.

Objectives of the Praxis Mathematics: Percents Course

The Praxis Mathematics Content exam measures specific subject area knowledge for a teacher of mathematics at the secondary school level. Many states require that candidates for teacher certification pass the Praxis exam, and several professional organizations require it as well. The Praxis Mathematics exam consists of 50 questions. The topics in this Percents chapter can be found in the exam's section on algebra and number theory. This section has eight questions and makes up 16% of the exam as a whole.

The questions on the exam are multiple-choice. You will be given a problem and four possible answers from which to choose. The self-assessment quizzes included with these video lessons will allow you to become familiar with the test format as well as checking your knowledge of the subject.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Praxis Mathematics: Percents
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

1. What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

Thinking in terms of pizza is an excellent way to think about percentages. Learn how it can help you understand percentages in this video lesson. You will also learn about the uses of percentages in the real world.

Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation

2. Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation

The process of converting percents to fractions is quite easy if you know where to start. This lesson will show you how to perform the conversion and give some real-world examples.

Changing Between Decimals and Percents

3. Changing Between Decimals and Percents

Watch as we go on a rollercoaster ride in changing from a decimal to percent and then back again. Learn to master this technique so you can get as fast as a rollercoaster going downhill on tests and quizzes when you have to convert between the two.

Converting Fractions to Percents

4. Converting Fractions to Percents

There are times when it is important to know how to convert a fraction to a percent. Fortunately, the steps to perform this conversion are not difficult. This lesson will show you those steps and give some examples.

Solve Problems Using Percents

5. Solve Problems Using Percents

Percents are your friend. Think of all the cool things percents do for you. They save you money, and they tell you how well you are doing in school. Learn how you can solve problems with percents in this video lesson.

How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

6. How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

100 percent of percent problems can be solved if we follow the correct steps. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of different percent problems.

How to Solve Interest Problems: Steps & Examples

7. How to Solve Interest Problems: Steps & Examples

If you want to know how your money can earn money, then it's essential to learn about solving interest problems. In this lesson, we'll practice calculating interest amounts and interest rates.

Chapter Practice Exam
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