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 exam with our PRAXIS Math Content Knowledge study guide. In order to cover everything needed to teach middle school math, the exam is broken into 2 competencies each.