# TExES Mathematics 7-12 Practice Test (235)

This exam is to test entry level educators but on mathematics. The test is composed of 100 questions that range from grades EC-12 and pertains to public schools in the state of Texas.

## What is On the Exam?

The mathematics exam contains 6 sections. Below are the sections and what percentage they make up of the exam.

- Number of Concepts – 14%
- Patterns and Algebra – 33%
- Geometry and Measurement – 19%
- Probability and Statistics – 14%
- Mathematical process and perspectives – 10%
- Mathematical Learning, Instruction and Assessment – 10%

## The Test Framework

The framework of the mathematical TExES exam is based on the standards of the teacher for this field of work. The test’s contents are organized into large, broad areas of text. These blocks of text are called domains. Each domain covers one or more of the teacher’s standards for the mathematical field. The content in each domain is laid out in detail and is defined by a set of competencies. Each competency is composed of two large parts:

The competency statements are statements that explain the overall definition of what an entry-level teacher in a Texas public school should know regarding mathematics and what they should be able to do.

The descriptive statements are statements that go over the knowledge and skill levels eligible for testing that an educator must possess.

## Assessment Standards

The mathematical exam also has assessment standards. They are:

- Mathematics (7-12) Standard I
- Mathematics (7-12) Standard II
- Mathematics (7-12) Standard III
- Mathematics (7-12) Standard IV
- Mathematics (7-12) Standard V
- Mathematics (7-12) Standard VI
- Mathematics (7-12) Standard VII
- Mathematics (7-12) Standard VIII

**Standard I** expects the mathematics teacher to understand topics such as quantitative reasoning, the structure of number systems, the proper use of numbers, operations and algorithms, the correct technology to teach the Texas curriculum (TEKS) or the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, as well as preparing their students for math.

**Standard II Patterns and Algebra** requires the math educator to understand and be able to effectively use patterns, analysis, algebraic reasoning, functions, relations, and technology that is suitable to teach the TEKS to prep students to use math.

**Standard III Geometry and Measurement** requires the math teacher must know and correctly use geometry, measurement principles and concepts, spatial reasoning, and technology that is suitable to teach the TEKS, preparing students to adequately use math.

**Standard IV Probability and Statistics** requires the educator to understand and use probability and statistics, as well as the applications and technology that are suitable to teach the TEKS, to prepare students to use math.

**Standard V the Mathematical Processes** requires the math teacher to be able to fully understand and properly use math processes to reason mathematically, to solve math problems, to make mathematical connections within and outside the world of mathematics, and to effectively communicate using math.

**Standard VI Mathematical Perspectives** requires the mathematics teacher to understand the history of developing mathematical ideas, the evolving relationship between mathematics and society, the structure of math, and the growing nature of mathematics and mathematical acquaintance.

**Standard VII Mathematical Learning and Instruction** requires the mathematics teacher to understand children’s learning patterns and how they develop their math skills, concepts and procedures; know everyday errors students make; and use this knowledge to plan, organize, deliver instruction to meet academic goals, and to teach all students how to comprehend and effectively use math.

**Standard VIII Mathematical Assessment** requires the teacher to understand assessment and use a variety of formal and informal teaching techniques that are applicable to the learner on an ongoing basis, to inspect work and guide instruction, and to determine and report student development.

## The Allotted Time

The TExES Mathematical Exam is a computer administered test (CAT), in which you are allowed 5 hours to complete it.

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