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Mathematics 6 to 12

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Test Format and Sample Questions

The Mathematics 6 to 12 subject area test consists of approximately 70 multiple-choice questions. You will have two and one-half hours to complete the test.

Each question will contain four response options, and you will indicate your answer by selecting A, B, C, or D.

The test center will provide a scientific calculator.

The table below presents types of questions on the exam and directs you to examples of these formats among the sample items that follow.

Table of Question Formats

Type of Question Sample Question
Graphics
Examine a question involving a number line, a geometric figure, graphs of lines or curves, a table, or a chart, and select the best response option.
Question 2
Direct Question
Choose the response option that best answers the question.
Question 3
Sentence Completion
Select the response option that best completes the sentence.
Question 4
Command
Select the best response option.
Question 5
Word Problem
Apply mathematical principles to solve a real-world problem and choose the best response option.
Question 16
Selection
Choose the response option that contains all the elements needed to correctly answer the question.
Question 25

Sample Questions

The following questions represent both the form and content of questions on the examination. These questions will acquaint you with the general format of the examination; however, these sample questions do not cover all of the competencies and skills that are tested and will only approximate the degree of examination difficulty.