# Praxis Middle School Mathematics (5164) Practice Test

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

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## Exam Outline Review

The Praxis Middle School Mathematics exam contains 66 selected-response questions, and you will be given a time limit of 3 hours. The selected-response questions may appear in the form of any of the following:

- Multiple-choice
- Multi-select
- Drag-and-drop
- Numeric-entry
- Table grid

The exam is split into five content categories.

### I. Numbers and Operations (16 questions)

The questions in this category assess your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

- Operations
- Properties of real numbers
- Relationships among decimals, percents, and fractions
- Ratios
- Solving problems involving proportional relationships
- Quantitative reasoning
- Solving problems using units
- Basic concepts of number theory

### II. Algebra (15 questions)

The questions in this category assess your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

- Algebraic expressions
- Algebraic equations
- Algebraic formulas
- Representing algebraic relationships algebraically
- Solving equations and inequalities
- Solving systems of equations and inequalities

### III. Functions (11 questions)

The questions in this category assess your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

- Functions
- Domain and range of functions
- Basic characteristics of linear functions
- Relationships among tables, graphs, and functions
- Analyzing and representing functions that model information
- Differences among quadratic, exponential, and linear models
- Representing arithmetic sequences as functions

### IV. Geometry and Measurement (13 questions)

The questions in this category assess your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

- Types of lines
- Properties of triangles
- Properties of quadrilaterals and other polygons
- Transformations
- Congruency and similarity
- Properties of circles
- Interpretation of relationships between geometric objects in the \(xy\)-plane
- Solving problems using the perimeter and area of polygons
- Solving problems involving solids
- Systems of measurement

### V. Statistics and Probability (11 questions)

The questions in this category assess your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

- Statistical processes
- Interpreting, representing, and analyzing data presented in a variety of ways
- Measures of central tendency and dispersion
- Probability models

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Get Your Study Guide## Registration

To register for the exam, you will need to create an online ETS account. Once this account is created, you can apply to take the exam.

During the exam registration, you will be asked to select the test-taking format (remote or at a testing center), test location (if you are taking the test at a testing center), and test date. You will also need to pay the $130 exam fee.

## Test Day

### In-person Testing

You should arrive at the testing facility 15-30 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. Once you arrive, you will be asked to present two forms of valid identification, one of which must be a photo ID. If either ID is invalid or you forget to bring one, you will not be able to take the test and your examination fee will be forfeited.

Personal items will not be allowed into the testing center, so you will be asked to leave things like your phone, wallet, bags, and food items at home or in your car.

### Remote Testing

To take the exam remotely, you must use a laptop or desktop computer (touchscreens and tablets are not allowed), and you must have a working speaker, microphone, and camera (internal or external) hooked up. Before test day, you will need to download and install the ETS Secure Test Browser on your computer, which is what you will use to take the test.

Your environment must be private, with no traffic in and out of your testing area. The area where you take the exam must be clear of all personal items, and you will not be allowed to wear headphones. The proctor will ask you to move the camera around so that your testing area can be observed.

## How the Exam is Scored

Your Praxis score is calculated using a scaled scoring system that takes your raw score (the number of questions you answered correctly) and turns it into a scaled score from 100 to 300.

The score you need in order to pass the test is different depending on the state you take it in. Generally, you must obtain a minimum scaled score of 157 to pass.

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Get Your Flashcards## FAQs

### How many questions are on the Praxis Middle School Mathematics exam?

There are 66 selected-response questions on the exam.

### How long is the Praxis Middle School Mathematics exam?

The time limit for this exam is 3 hours.

### What is the passing score for the Praxis Middle School Mathematics exam?

The passing score for this exam differs depending on which state you take the exam in.

### How much does the Praxis Middle School Mathematics exam cost?

The examination fee is $130.