Praxis Middle School: Mathematics (5169) Practice Test

The Praxis Middle School Mathematics Exam is designed to prepare individuals to teach mathematics to middle school students.


Special testing accommodations are available for approved individuals. This request must be made in writing.

This computer-based exam is 2 hours long and consists of 55 questions. Some of these questions may not count toward your score. The formats used for this exam are selected-response questions (select one answer choice or select one or more answer choices), numeric-entry questions, drag-and-drop questions, and table grid questions.

What categories and topics are covered on the exam?

Questions for the Arithmetic and Algebra category will be covered at a rate of 62%. The remaining portion (38%) of the questions will be on Geometry and Data.

The specific topics for each category are as follows:


Arithmetic and Algebra

  • Numbers and operations
  • Algebra
  • Functions and their graphs


Geometry and Data

  • Geometry and measurement
  • Probability, statistics, and discrete mathematics


For the numbers and operations topic, you are expected to be able to perform actions such as understand properties of real numbers, identify relationships among fractions, decimals, and percents, and grasp how to solve problems, using ratio reasoning.

With the algebra topic, you are expected to be able to perform actions such as evaluate and manipulate algebraic expressions, equations, & formulas, identify linear relationships, and solve linear equations and inequalities.

For the functions and their graphs topic, some of the actions you are expected to be able to perform are identify functions, comprehend characteristics of linear functions, and know the relationships between functions, tables, & graphs.

Some of the actions you are expected to perform of geometry and measurement, are problem solve with perimeter, area, & volume, understand similarity & congruence, and grasp triangle properties.

Probability, statistics, and discrete mathematics deals with performing actions such as interpret and analyze data, use probability models, and utilize simple diagrams and flowcharts to solve problems.


What is the best way to register for the exam?

Use a credit card, debit card, or PayPal to register online. You will want to print your admission ticket and take it with you to your exam.

Additional forms of payment that are acceptable are money orders, eChecks (drawn on a US bank), and bank check (drawn on a US bank).


What is the cost of the exam?

The cost of the Praxis Middle School Mathematics Exam is $120.


What are the testing dates and locations?

This exam is offered continuously, during the year. It is administered at various sites throughout the world.


Praxis Middle School: Math Practice Test


What do I need to do on the day of the exam?

Bring a valid photo ID. For this exam, an on-screen graphing calculator is provided for your use.

You cannot bring personal items such as books, a water bottle, or purse. Cell phones and other electronic devices are also prohibited.


What happens after I finish the exam?

Once testing is complete, the computer screen will show your unofficial score report. You will have access to your official score report online 2-3 weeks after your test date.


What happens if I fail the exam?

If you do not pass the test or you are not satisfied with your score, you can retake it once every 21 days. This 21-day period does not include the day you initially took the exam.


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