Teacher's Skills Tests For Dummies

Teacher's Skills Tests For Dummies

Paperback For Dummies (Career/Education)

By (author) Colin Beveridge, By (author) Andrew Green

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 24mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 3 June 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118661648
  • ISBN 13: 9781118661642
  • Edition statement: United Kingdom ed.

Product description

If you're preparing for the newly revised Numeracy and Literacy Skills Tests, Teacher's Skills Tests For Dummies is your one-stop for both exams, providing you with subject-matter review, revision and practice tests you need to tackle the tests with confidence and succeed. Written by expert authors in Maths, English, and Education (with the credentials to prove it), Teacher's Skills Tests For Dummies provides you with: - A review of the key maths and English concepts you need to know to do well - Full length practice tests and tons of additional practice questions - Online accessible audio tests for spelling and mental arithmetic -- to better prepare you for the actual test - Tips and tricks (along with mistakes to avoid) to become a better test taker With this book -- and a bit of work on your part -- you'll be positioned to pass your skills tests and gain that coveted place on a teacher-training course.

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Colin Beveridge holds a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Saint Andrews and is a full-time maths tutor. Andrew Green studied for his doctorate at Brunel University and is currently a senior lecturer in Education.

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"Learn to: "Prepare for the Literacy and Numeracy Skills TestsTest your skills with practice problems and full-length exams, including access to online audio questionsReview essential Literacy and Numeracy subject knowledgeThe one guide you need to pass the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests!Preparing for the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests? This book is your one-stop guide to passing both exams to earn your place on a teacher training course! This easy-to-use, comprehensive guide provides review of the relevant subject matter, practice exams and tips for test-taking to help you on your way.Your ticket to the classroom -- get a complete overview of the Skills Tests, including test-taking strategiesLiteracy -- hit all the high points of spelling, punctuation, grammar and reading comprehension to prepare like a proNumeracy -- run the numbers with reviews of arithmetic, statistics and all the relevant maths problemsTime to test -- use timed practice tests to hone your test-taking abilities and measure your progressTips and tricks -- review the expert authors' insider tips for keeping your studying on track and taking the best approach to the examsOpen the book and find: A review of key Maths and English conceptsFull-length practice exams and additional questionsMistakes to avoid on test dayTest-taking tips recommended by the expertsTricks to managing time while taking the examsAccess to online audio tests for spelling and arithmetic

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with the Skills Tests 7 Chapter 1: Receiving Your Ticket to the Classroom 9 Chapter 2: Scoping out the Skills Tests 23 Chapter 3: Studying to Succeed 39 Part II: Literacy Skills 51 Chapter 4: Falling Under the Spell of Spelling 53 Chapter 5: Punching above Your Weight at Punctuation 75 Chapter 6: Getting to Grips with Grammar 103 Chapter 7: Considering the Comprehension Test 133 Part III: Numeracy Skills 157 Chapter 8: Making Sense of Mental Maths 159 Chapter 9: Stepping up to the Screen: Arithmetic Review 193 Chapter 10: Getting on Top of On-Screen Tests with Tables and Graphs 211 Chapter 11: Trying out Your Numeracy Skills: On-Screen Practice Questions 235 Part IV: Timed Practice Tests 275 Chapter 12: Practising Literacy Tests under Timed Conditions 277 Chapter 13: Tackling the Timed Numeracy Test 297 Part V: The Part of Tens 309 Chapter 14: Ten Top Tips for Keeping Your Head 311 Chapter 15: Ten Tricks for Acing Your Numeracy Test 319 Index 325