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.
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.
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