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Taking the CORE Mathematics exam can be a daunting task. Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, it covers a lot of ground.
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What’s on the CORE Mathematics exam?
The CORE Mathematics exam is designed for educators to show their knowledge and skills needed to teach secondary math. The test consists of questions about a variety of topics relating to Number Systems and Operations, Algebra, Functions, and Calculus, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability, and Instruction and Assessment.
Taking the CORE Mathematics exam can be a daunting task. Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, it covers a lot of ground. This breadth can make it hard to know how to prepare. Luckily, if you understand how the test is organized and what it is testing, you will have no problem prepping for this test. In order to cover everything needed to teach secondary math, the exam is broken into five domains and 8 standards.
What to Expect
The CORE Mathematics exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. The test is administered via computer. Because of this, there can be a variety in the style of questions that are asked.
You should expect to see three main types of questions: single-answer, stimulus-based, and cluster. You should expect most questions to require you simply to click an oval next to the correct answer. They may ask you to zoom in on details in a graphic or picture, click boxes next to all that apply, click on checkboxes, click on parts of a graphic or sentence, use a drag and drop feature, or select your answer from a drop-down menu.
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