I'm teaching a class called "Math for Elementary Teachers." The main goal of the course is to prepare the prospective teachers for an exam that I believe is called "Praxis" (some sort of standardized math test that people who want to teach elementary education have to take). I'm teaching in the state of Iowa if that matters.
The course uses the book: Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers - Media Update 7th Edition by Calvin Long (Author), Duane DeTemple (Author), Richard Millman (Author)
In two semesters of the class, we are scheduled to cover every section of the above book. Does anyone know enough about this incoming standardized test and this textbook to know if this an effective way to prepare them? Thank you.