Tips for TAKS Tip 1:

Relax! Tip 2:

Pace Yourself! Tip 3:

Read slowly and

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

from the answer!

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:

Use your Mathematics Chart!

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:

Check your Answer!

(PACE Chart)

Tip 8:

If you get stuck, skip it,

and come back!

Tip 9:

If you have to guess, Guess Smart!

Eliminate bad answers. Choose the best of the remaining answers! Tip 10:

Answer Every Question!

If you skip it, it's wrong! Tip 11:

If you get frustrated, take a 1 or 2 minute break!

Tip 12:

Relax!

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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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