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Overview of the Praxis Core Math Test

Welcome, future teacher!
We're so glad you're here! We hope that the overview below will give you a good sense of what you'll find on the test.

Praxis Math: the Basics

Length: 90 minutes
Format: 56 questions
  • Multiple choice questions that ask you to select one answer
  • Multiple choice questions that ask you to select one or more answers
  • Numeric entry questions
  • On-screen calculator available (but not in Khan Academy's practice system)
The Core Academic Skills for Educators test in Mathematics measures academic skills in mathematics needed to prepare successfully for a career in education.
All skills assessed have been identified as needed for college and career readiness, in alignment with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

What's on the test?

The Praxis Math test covers four major content areas:
  • Number and Quantity
  • Algebra and Functions
  • Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
Many of the problems require the integration of multiple skills.

Number and Quantity

This content area includes questions about:
  • Understanding of order among fractions
  • Representation of a number in more than one way
  • Place value
  • Properties of whole numbers
  • Counterexamples
  • Ratios, rates, and percents

Algebra and functions

This content area includes questions about:
  • Manipulating expressions and equations
  • Solving linear and quadratic equations
  • Solving algebraic word problems
  • Creating expressions and equations from verbal descriptions


This content area includes questions about:
  • Characteristics and properties of geometric shapes
  • Congruence and similarity
  • Angle relationships
  • Circles

Statistics and Probability

This content area includes questions about:
  • Reading and interpreting visual display of quantitative information
  • Understanding the correspondence between data and graph
  • Making inferences from a given data display
  • Determining mean, median, and mode
  • Assigning a probability to an outcome

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