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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 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

### 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?(9 votes)
- Nope, or at least not yet. I wish there was!(2 votes)

- What is the difference between praxis math 5733 and 5732(7 votes)
- 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.(4 votes)

- What more will I need to do to prepare for 5161? I know it also has calculus...(6 votes)
- what is the quantitative equation(6 votes)
- How do I prepare for the Praxis Core?(5 votes)
- Is 5732 5th, 6th or 7th grade math? Same question for 5733.(3 votes)
- Does this cover the content for the 5003 math test?

Thank you!(2 votes) - Is this prep is for the Basic Math? I need to prepare for the Advanced Test(2 votes)
- Is the course preparing for the 5732 or the 5733?(2 votes)
- on the praxis core, do the numeric entry fraction answers HAVE to be reduced, or does the test accept ALL right answers. SO if my calculator shows 0.8 I can enter 8 over 10 and get it right, - or MUST I reduce it to 4 over 5? Thanks(2 votes)