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## Praxis Core Math

### Unit 1: Lesson 1

About the Praxis Core Math test

# 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 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

### Geometry

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

## Want to join the conversation?

• Is there a test prep like this for the Praxis 5161, Mathematics: Content Knowledge?
• Nope, or at least not yet. I wish there was!
• What is the difference between praxis math 5733 and 5732
• The Praxis 5733 is leaned more till critical thinking. It will consist of less Algebra and Geometry. Formulas will be provided, but there are a lot more word problems. Praxis 5732 is mainly memorization and more Geometry and Algebra. August 2020, they will no longer offer the Praxis 5732.
• What more will I need to do to prepare for 5161? I know it also has calculus...
• what is the quantitative equation
• How do I prepare for the Praxis Core?