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Author Archive | Mike MᶜGarry

Public, Private, or Parochial Teaching

Suppose you want to become a teacher. I think that’s great! Making a difference in the lives of young people is deeply satisfying. It can be a steep learning curve at the beginning of your career, but it is a much more emotionally satisfying way to spend one’s life than almost anything the corporate world […]

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Fractions on the Praxis Core Math Test: Part Three

This is the last of three part series: a) Part One dealt with fraction addition and subtraction b) Part Two dealt with fraction multiplication & division, including proportions c) This part deals with improper fractions vs. mixed numerals First, a practice question: Solutions will appear at the end of this article.   Improper fractions One […]

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Keeping an Error Log on the Praxis Core

Some folks studying for the three Praxis Core exams find the standards of these tests challenging.  Some folks are non-native speakers, so all verbal questions are challenging for these folks.  Other folks haven’t looked at math in several years, and so anything mathematical is intimidating.  If you feel you have a lot of ground to […]

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Free Resources for the Praxis Core

Suppose you are studying for the Praxis Core tests and, like many soon-to-be teachers, you are not rolling in dough, nor are you expecting to break the bank as you pursue this noble career.  As a life-long educator myself, I know that it’s always particularly wonderful for teachers and potential teachers to find free resources!  […]

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Fractions on the Praxis Core Math Test: Part Two

In the previous post, we discussed the basics of fractions as well as fraction addition and subtraction.  As promised, in this post, we will discuss fraction multiplication and division.  Have courage, friends!  With study and practice, you can become a pro with fractions! We’ll start with a couple practice problems. Solutions will follow the article. […]

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Fractions on the Praxis Core Math Test: Part One

On the Praxis Core Mathematics Test, you will have to do problems with fractions.  Ah, fractions!  While mathematical folks love these little critters, I know that so many folks who are, shall we say, less-than-fond of mathematics would rather go through their whole life without ever thinking about fractions.  Some math-phobic people might even think: […]

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