MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) Practice Test

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The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Mathematics (Secondary) test is required of all teacher candidates wishing to teach mathematics Michigan secondary schools.

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MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) Exam Outline

The MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) exam contains 80 multiple-choice questions and has a time limit of 2.5 hours.

The exam is split into four subareas.

I. Mathematical Processes and Number Concepts (22%)

The questions in this subarea cover the following topics:

  • Principles of mathematical reasoning
  • Communicating mathematical ideas
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Connections among different mathematical ideas
  • The use of mathematics in other fields
  • Number systems
  • Equivalent ways of representing numbers
  • Number theory
  • Operations on number systems

II. Patterns, Algebraic Relationships, and Functions (28%)

The questions in this subarea cover the following topics:

  • Describing, analyzing, and generalizing mathematical patterns
  • Using symbolic expressions to describe and analyze patterns of change
  • Properties and applications of linear and quadratic functions
  • Properties and applications of polynomial, radical, rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions
  • Principles and applications of differential and integral calculus

III. Measurement and Geometry (22%)

The questions in this subarea cover the following topics:

  • Attributes of measurement and measuring units
  • Analyzing the formal and spatial characteristics of two- and three-dimensional shapes
  • Describing geometric objects in two and three dimensions

IV. Data Analysis, Statistics, Probability, and Discrete Mathematics (28%)

The questions in this subarea cover the following topics:

  • Collecting, organizing, and displaying data
  • Describing, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • Making predictions and inferences based on data
  • The theory of probability and probability distributions
  • Principles of discrete mathematics

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MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) Exam Registration

To register for the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) exam, you must create an online NES account via their website. You can register for the exam and schedule an exam date through this account. When you register, you will need to pay the $129 examination fee.

Test Day

On test day, you should arrive at the testing center 30 minutes prior to the scheduled exam time. This will give you enough time to complete the check-in process. Once you arrive, you will be asked to present one form of valid, government-issued photo ID. If you forget to bring your ID or your ID is invalid, you will not be able to take the exam.

After the check-in process, you will be asked to leave all personal items in a secure locker outside the testing area. This includes your cell phone, bags, wallet, keys, food, and any smoking/vaping devices. If you wear eyeglasses, they will be inspected by a testing center agent before you enter the testing room.

Once you enter the testing room, you will be asked to sign an NDA, and you will be given a brief tutorial on the computer-adaptive testing system. Once the tutorial is complete, the exam will begin.

How the Exam is Scored

Your MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) score is reported within the range of 100-300 and is based on your performance on all sections of the test. To pass the exam, you must achieve a scaled score of 220.

You should receive your test results roughly 2-4 weeks after taking the exam. When you receive your score report, you will see your total score, your pass/fail status, and your scores for each subarea of the test.

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How many questions are on the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) exam?


There are 80 multiple-choice questions on the exam.


How long is the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) exam?


The time limit for the exam is 2.5 hours.


What is the passing score for the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) exam?


To pass the exam, you must achieve a scaled score of at least 220.


How much does the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) exam cost?


The examination fee is $129.

By Eric Richter

Eric is the Product Development Manager responsible for developing and updating the Mometrix Teacher Certification and K-12 products. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s of education in Teaching ESOL.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: May 28, 2024