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# Tips for TAKS

A short walk-through of the best practices to use on the Math TAKS test.
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## Jason Flores

on 21 April 2010

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#### Transcript of Tips for TAKS

Tips for TAKS Tip 1:
Relax! Tip 2:
Pace Yourself! Tip 3:
Underline Important Information!
If a bag contains the marbles shown, what is the probability that you will NOT choose a red marble?

a. 4/5 b. 1/2

c. 2/5 d. 1/5 Samantha and 2 friends went to the museum. They bought 3 tickets for \$9.00 each, 3 sodas for \$2.50 each, and a bag of popcorn for \$5. If they split the cost evenly, which equation shows how much each person had to pay?

a. c = (2 x 9 + 2 x 2.50 + 5) ÷ 2
b. c = (3 x 9 + 3 x 2.50) ÷ 3 + 5
c. c = (3 x 9 + 2.50 + 5) ÷ 3
d. c = (3 x 9 + 3 x 2.50 + 5) ÷ 3
Tip 4:
Draw and
Label a Picture
Mark has a box that is 5 inches wide and
8 inches long. He wants to create a similar
box with a length of 40. What would the
width be for his new box?

a. 64 inches b. 13 inches
c. 25 inches d. 48 inches Maya wants to build a patio that is twice as large as Mia’s. Mia’s patio has a length of 6ft and a width of 8ft. Which of these would give Maya a patio that is twice as large?

a. 12ft x 16ft b. 4ft x 12ft

c. 8ft x 12ft d. 11ft x 7ft
Tip 5:
Work backwards
Problem Answer What is the prime factorization of 70?

a. 10 x 7
b. 2 x 4 x 5
c. 2 x 5 x 7
d. 2 x 3 x 5
Which expression best represents the y values in terms of the x values? X | Y
6 | 21
7 | 25
8 | 29
9 | 33
10 | 37
11 | 41 a. 3x + 3
b. x + 5
c. 4x – 3
d. 4x – 2
Tip 6:
Jamal ran 2 miles around the track. How many yards did he run?

a. 3,250 yd
b. 3,520 yd
c. 3,550 yd
d. 3,575 yd
Max has a dart board that has a radius of 7. Which formula could be used to find the circumference of the dart board?

a. 3 • 7 b. 2 • 3 • 7

c. 2 • 7 d. 2 • 3 • 14 Tip 7:
(PACE Chart)
Tip 8:
If you get stuck, skip it,
and come back!
Tip 9:
If you have to guess, Guess Smart!