If you are taking the Praxis Core, you are probably wondering about the level of math on the Praxis. The short answer is that the Math subtest of the Praxis Core tests you on all the math you should have learned before beginning college. Even though you may only be teaching elementary level math, you will still be tested on high school graduate level math.
Four Subsections of Praxis Core Math
There are four major content areas covered in the Praxis Core Math test. Thirty percent (30%) of the questions cover “Number and Quantity.” Thirty percent (30%) of the questions cover “Algebra and Functions.” Twenty percent (20%) of the questions cover “Geometry.” Twenty percent (20%) of the questions cover “Statistics and Probability.”
You might be a little worried if, say, you haven’t really thought about geometry since 9th grade. I understand! Remember, the level of math on the Praxis is high school graduate. If you learned and passed once, you just need to go back and refresh your memory. ETS has a completely free online guide to the Praxis Core, so you can read up on all the different math content areas to familiarize yourself. For now, I’ll give you the overview.
Level of Math on Praxis Core “Number and Quantity” Content Area
The content in Number and Quantity includes ratios, fractions, multiplications and division, order of operations, radicals, and exponents, among other topics.
Level of Math on Praxis Core “Algebra and Functions” Content Area
The algebra section contains questions on topics including algebraic equations and solving algebraic equations, linear equations, solving one-variable equations and inequalities, and solving equations graphically. As far as function questions, you will be asked to both build and interpret functions.
Level of Math on Praxis Core “Geometry” Content Area
The geometry section tests your understanding of various shapes (such as circles and right triangles) as well as the ideas of congruence and similarity, geometric measurement and dimension, and modeling with geometry.
Level of Math on Praxis Core “Statistics and Probability” Content Area
For the statistics and probability section, you’ll want to make sure you know how to interpret a graph, calculate mean, median and mode for a data set, and determine probability. You should also know the basics of statistical variability and distributions.
Check out our archive of Praxis Math resources while you brush up. Your knowledge will be up to the level of math on the Praxis in no time!