By Carla C. Kirkland, Chan Cleveland

Part of 1,001 Praxis Core Practice Questions For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Math questions on the Praxis Core exam may be multiple choice, fill-in, or select all that apply. You need to be prepared to answer questions in these subject areas:

  • Number and quantity, including topics such as basic operations, number form conversions, order of operations, number order, sequences, word problems, and measurement
  • Algebra, which includes combining like terms, using given variable values, solving equations and inequalities, and solving algebraic word problems
  • Geometry, which covers basic geometric building blocks, angles, polygons and circles, three-dimensional figures, and the coordinate plane
  • Statistics and probability, involving representations of data, central tendencies, probability calculations, and scientific notation

When working through Praxis Core math problems, watch out for these common mistakes:

  • Overlooking part of a rule
  • Confusing one rule with another
  • Misusing the four-function online calculator
  • Confusing one mathematical term with another
  • Using the incorrect expression to represent what’s described
  • Stopping before answering the final question in a multi-step problem