The NES Mathematics exam is used to assess the readiness of prospective math teachers who wish to teach at secondary schools that follow the NES standards.

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## NES Mathematics Exam Outline

The NES Mathematics exam contains 150 multiple-choice questions, and you will be given a time limit of 5 hours.

The exam is split into five content domains.

### I. Mathematical Processes and Number Sense (19%)

The questions in this domain cover the following topics:

- Mathematical problem-solving
- Mathematical communication, connections, and reasoning
- Number theory

### II. Patterns, Algebra, and Functions (24%)

The questions in this domain cover the following topics:

- Relations and functions
- Linear, quadratic, and higher-order polynomial functions
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
- Rational, radical, absolute value, and piece-wise defined functions

### III. Measurement and Geometry (19%)

The questions in this domain cover the following topics:

- Measurement principles and procedures
- Euclidean geometry in two and three dimensions
- Coordinate and transformational geometry

### IV. Trigonometry and Calculus (19%)

The questions in this domain cover the following topics:

- Trigonometric functions
- Differential calculus
- Integral calculus

### V. Statistics, Probability, and Discrete Mathematics (19%)

The questions in this domain cover the following topics:

- Principles and techniques of statistics
- Principles and techniques of probability
- Principles of discrete mathematics

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Get Your Study Guide## NES Mathematics Exam Registration

To register for the exam, you must first create an online account on the NES website. You may then register for your examination appointment with Pearson VUE.

The testing fee for this exam is $95.

## Test Day

You should arrive at the Pearson VUE testing center 30 minutes before the exam is scheduled to begin. Once you arrive, you must sign in and present your photo ID to the proctor. You will be photographed and asked to sign a roster and other rule forms.

Personal items are not allowed in the testing room, so they should be left at home or in your car. This includes all electrical devices, bags, books, keys, wallets, hats, and accessories.

Just before the exam starts, you will be given a brief tutorial on the testing system. You will also be given everything you need to work out any calculations by hand (no calculator will be provided).

## How the NES Mathematics Exam is Scored

Your NES score is determined using a scaled scoring method. This method takes your raw score, which is the number of questions you answered correctly, and converts it to a numerical score on a scale of 100 to 300. To pass, your final score must be at least 220.

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Get Your Flashcards## FAQs

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### How many questions are on the NES Mathematics exam?

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There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the exam.

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### How long is the NES Mathematics exam?

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The time limit for the exam is 5 hours.

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### What is the passing score for the NES Mathematics exam?

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

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### How much does the NES Mathematics exam cost?

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The examination fee is $95.