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Mathematics: Content Knowledge Study Guide

ISBN Number: 978-1-68317-127-0

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PRAXIS Mathematics Content Knowledge Study Guide

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225 Interactive Practice Questions and 140 Pages of Instructional Content!

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83 Questions with Explanations
33 Pages of Instructional Content


Number Systems, Number Theory, Algebra, and Patterns

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46 Questions with Explanations
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Measurement and Geometry

64 Questions with Explanations
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IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE EXAM

What’s on the Mathematics: Content Knowledge Exam

The PRAXIS Mathematics: Content Knowledge test is designed to assess the mathematical knowledge and competencies necessary for a beginning teacher of secondary school mathematics. Examinees have typically completed a bachelor’s program with an emphasis in mathematics or mathematics education. The examinee will be required to understand and work with mathematical concepts, to reason mathematically, to make conjectures, to see patterns, to justify statements using informal logical arguments, and to construct simple proofs. 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 Mathematics: Content Knowledge 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 middle school math, the exam is broken into 2 competencies each.

Structure

Now that you have your test date set, you can turn to preparing for the exam itself. To begin, let’s look at the structure of the exam. The PRAXIS Mathematics: Content Knowledge exam consists of 60 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 most questions to require you simply to click an oval next to the correct answer. However, there may be questions that utilize the technology more. They may ask you to zoom in on details in a graphic or picture, click boxes next to all that apply, click on check boxes, 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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Time

You will have 150 minutes to complete 60 questions.

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Mathematics

150 minutes

 Exam Categories

Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, and Calculus

-Number and Quantity

-Algebra

-Functions

-Calculus

Geometry, Probability and Statistics, and Discrete Mathematics

-Geometry

-Probability and statistics

-Discrete mathematics

Passing Scoring

Your score will be based on the number of questions you answer correctly. The passing score varies depending on the state you are testing for. See Registration and Testing section below for detailed information.

Registration and Testing

The first step in getting yourself ready for this exam is to complete the registration.  Some PRAXIS tests are offered continuously while others are offered during testing windows that occur several times a year. However, because of that, it is important to register as soon as possible to make sure you get the date and location you want.  It is also a good idea to register early, so that you leave enough time for yourself to prepare.

Step 1: Make Sure You Can Test

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Step 3: Test Day Arrival and What to Bring

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  • Verify your test location — Test locations sometimes change. Be sure to confirm your location before test day by logging into your MyPraxis® account.
  • Print your admission ticket — Log in to your My Praxis account, print a copy of your admission ticket and bring it with you to the test center.
  • Assemble your identification (ID) documents — See ID requirementsto be sure your documents will be accepted. You will not be admitted to the test without the correct documents.
  • Review the list of important items to bring to your test center.
  • Dress appropriately — Testing room conditions vary. Dress in layers to ensure you are ready for any room temperature.
  • Review test center procedures and regulations
  • Make sure to arrive on time — Please plan to arrive at the test center at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in.
  • Plan to be at the test center for longer than the test duration — Your test appointment includes 30 extra minutes prior to beginning the test to complete tutorials that will help familiarize you with the testing process.

Step 4: Taking the Test

By now, you should be familiar with what to expect on the exam. All that is left to do is complete it, but that may not be as simple as it sounds once the test is in front of you.

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Throughout the test, remember what you have learned, maintain a steady pace, and keep calm!

Step 5: Test Scores

Some, but not all, Praxis® tests offer you an opportunity to view unofficial scores at the end of your testing session. If an unofficial score is not provided for your test, it means that further analysis must be conducted before scoring can be completed. This does not indicate a problem with the administration of your test and will not result in a delay in reporting your official score. Test centers cannot provide printed copies of score reports.

At the end of the test session, but before reviewing the unofficial score information, the computer gives you the option to report or cancel your score. Once you have chosen to report the score, it cannot be canceled. If you cancel your score, it will not be reported and it cannot be reinstated on your record. You also will not receive a refund if you choose to cancel your score.

Official Score Reports

For tests that are offered continuously, official scores are available online 10–16 business days after your test date. For tests that are offered during testing windows, scores are available online 10–16 business days after the testing window closes, regardless of the specific date on which you tested within that window. For more information on score reporting dates and accessing scores, see Getting Your Praxis Scores.

Sending Your Scores

You received your score report. What does it all mean? For more detailed information, read Understanding Your Scores.

State Testing Requirements

Each state and licensing organization determines its own certification andPraxis passing score requirements. For more information about certification requirements, visit the state requirements section.

Retake Policy

If you feel you did not perform to your potential, you may retake a Praxis test once every 21 days, not including your initial test date. (Note: If you take a combined test, such as the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Test or the PA Grades 4–8 Core Assessment, you cannot retake a subtest until after the 21-day period.)

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