# Preparing for Praxis Core Math

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