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PRAXIS Middle School: Mathematics
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Taking the PRAXIS Middle School: Mathematics exam can be a daunting task. Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, our PRAXIS 5169 study guide covers a lot of ground.
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What’s on the PRAXIS Middle School: Mathematics exam?
The Middle School Mathematics test is designed to certify examinees as teachers of middle school mathematics. Examinees have typically completed a bachelor’s program with an emphasis in mathematics education, mathematics, or education. Coursework will have included many of the following topics: theory of arithmetic, foundations of mathematics, geometry for elementary and middle school teachers, algebra for elementary and middle school teachers, the big ideas of calculus, data and their uses, elementary discrete mathematics, elementary probability and statistics, history of mathematics, mathematics appreciation, and the use of technology in mathematics education. The examinee will be required to understand and work with mathematical concepts, to reason mathematically, to make conjectures, to see patterns, and to justify statements using informal logical arguments. Additionally, the examinee will be expected to solve problems by integrating knowledge from different areas of mathematics, to use various representations of concepts, to solve problems that have several solution paths, and to develop mathematical models and use them to solve real-world problems.
Taking the PRAXIS Middle School: 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 with our PRAXIS Middle School Mathematics study guide. In order to cover everything needed to teach middle school math, the exam is broken into 2 categories.
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PRAXIS Middle School: Mathematics
What to Expect
The PRAXIS Middle School: Mathematics exam in its entirety consists of 55 selected-response 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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