Frequently
Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
Welcome and thank you for your interest in PraxisMathExam.com Glad to
have you visit our site.
We are excited about our new service. The failure rate on the Praxis^{®}
High School math exam (0061) is quite high and the Middle School math exam
(0069) is just if not more as challenging. We attribute not the lack of knowledge but for a lack of a central
knowledge as the main reason why individuals are not passing the exam.
The single greatest impediment for proper math preparation is the lack of a
central repository. We saw this as an opportunity to help out our new
brethren math teachers and in turn created this site.
This site is truly a grassroots effort. Our goal is to keep the
investment cost as low as possible. As time goes on, and in conjunction with
getting better feedback from past examtakers, our strategy is to increase
the number of questions while keeping the unit cost the same. We look
forward to any outside assistance and feedback.
John Anthony
Frequently Asked Questions:

What
value do your exams bring?

Why does it take up to three hours to access the exams?

Which calculator
should I purchase?

I
have a TI83, do you support it?

I need to brush up on the math. Which exams should I order?

Why
do you use PayPal?

Why do your exams
end on a certain date, can I get an extension?

How many
questions per subject matter are there?

What is the difference between ordering the "Big Kuhuna" or the "Super
Charged Big Kuhuna" package?

Why so
many questions per subject matter? The actual exam only contains
50 questions.

What score
do I need to pass the Praxis^{®} Math Exam?

I am from AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, MA, MI, NM, NY, OK, and TX can your exams
help me?

I am looking for a great book to review for the Praxis^{®} math test. Can
you recommend one?

I am having a difficult time reading the exams, there seems to be
garbage on my screen?

Will your
site guarantee me a passing grade?

If
I do not like the material, can I get my money back?
What value do your exams
bring?
Our exams bring about three major values. The
first value is comfort; we monitor the Praxis^{®} Exams and try to
create questions of similar nature and difficulty, this hopefully reduces
any test anxiety. The second value is that we ask math questions that make
you think about math. This attribute, we believe, allows our students to
think mathematically as opposed to just doing math. For example, question
one in our HS Freebie is a thinking type question. The third value is
productivity; knowing how to use the [TI] graphing calculators to
augment tedious math operations. Together these three values give our
subscribers an advantage when taking the Praxis^{®} Math Exam.
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Why does it take up to three hours to access the exams?
The Exams are not accessible until we receive
acknowledgement from PayPal. This time event is an unknown variable.
Sometimes it happens within moments and sometimes it takes a while.
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Which calculator should
I purchase?
If you are planning on taking the Praxis^{®} High School Exam (0061),
without any hesitation the TI89 is the nemesis of all highend affordable
calculators. Our first thinking
was to offer only the TI89 as our solution to solving the questions for our
exams. The TI89 is definitely a superior calculator and can simplify many
of the math calculations that the TI84 cannot. For the few
additional dollars (over the TI84) we highly recommend it. That said, we
also realize the ubiquity of the TI84, so we capitulated and decided to
support both calculators.
If you are planning on taking the Praxis^{®} Middle School Exam (0069),
a graphing calculator is not required. However, the
TI84 would be the preferred choice; it is the replacement for the TI83. All of the needed mathematical functions
for the Middle School exam reside on the TI83 and 84. Its ability toward
simplicity, power and full features makes it the "de facto" choice.
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I have
a TI83, do you support it?
The TI83 has put Texas Instruments on the map for offering the de facto
graphing calculator. Every High School, Exam Board and Math Text book
supports it. Texas Instruments just recently came out with a replacement for
the TI83 and they call it the TI84. However, due to the TI83 omnipresence in
all types of boardtesting certifications, Texas Instruments was very
careful in not tweaking the new TI84 too much. So far as we can tell, it is
identical to the TI83 in keystrokes (in fact, if you notice, the keypad is
the same). The major difference is the additional memory (for loading much
needed applications) and new interface (USB). So netnet our TI84 keystroke
instructions will work well with the TI83.
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I
need to brush up on the math. Which exam(s) should I order?
Our exams are categorized on three levels: Neophyte, Student & Master.
Each level aligns in practicality and in difficulty.
The
Neophyte exam can assist the individual in remembering the basic math rules they
may have forgotten. Our goal was to create a learning environment. Its practicality toward the
Praxis board’s exam is low and its
difficulty is low.
The Student exam, we believe aligns quite closely with
the Praxis® Exam. We monitor the Praxis^{®} Exams and try to
create questions of similar nature and difficulty. We ask exam type questions (none of the typical math book
type questions). Its practicality toward the board’s exam is very high and
its difficulty is high.
Our Master exam is a compilation of math questions
that tries to extend our subscriber’s thinking process. These are questions
that we feel "would not" be asked on the Praxis Exam, but we were able to
align the questions to the Praxis Board's Learning Objectives. Our intent
with the Master questions was to have our subscriber expand their exam taking acumen. Although not
aligning directly with the exam, we feel they are important. Its practicality
toward the board’s exam is medium and its difficulty is high.
So to answer the question, “Which exam(s) should I order?” Well, it depends on
your timeframe and your ability to absorb knowledge. If it is the day before the
exam try the individual student exams (and a little prayed). If it is two
weeks before the exam, go with the "Student Deluxe" package (it
includes all of the Student exams). And if
time is on your side, congratulations, the best investment is the "Big
Kahuna." It gives you all the exams for the lowest price per
exam.
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Why do
you use PayPal?
We are a small entity, just a bunch of Math teachers
trying to offer a product that has a very little market audience, but a good
size demand. The initial cost of setting up our own credit card was too
high and the fact that we are not really in the retail business, made us
decide to offer credit card authorization via a third party.
We chose PayPal, which is a division of Ebay, for
three main reasons.
 They are
a large professional, wellestablished corporation that is in the business
of doing credit card transactions.
 They can
accommodate buyers who have credit cards and those that do not.
 They
have excellent security precautions. We never see your credit card
number or bank account. PayPal only gives us the amount of the
transaction. All information regarding your transaction is kept
within PayPal.
PayPal’s business model fits well within the abyss of
the small Internet merchants. We would recommend that you read
PayPal's home site to get a better
understanding of their business model.
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Why do your exams
end on a certain date, can I get an extension?
Our exams are designed to be coterminous with the Praxis^{®}
computerdelivered Board Exams. Our existing date reflects
approximately two advance scheduled exam dates. If you are
planning to take the test after that date and would like to get an early start, that would be fine with us. Simply email us with your
request (before you enter
your order) and we will cheerfully
respond.
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How many
questions per subject matter are there?
We are constantly adding and removing questions. But as of March 1,
2010
the breakdown is as follows:
High School Exams (0061):
Content Subject Matter 
# of Questions 
Arithmetic & Number Theory 
130 
Geometry 
96 
Trigonometry 
55 
Functions 
109 
Calculus 
153 
Probability 
68 
Discrete Mathematics 
43 
Matrix Algebra 
29 
Measurements 
11 
Statistics 
52 
Middle School Math (0069):
Content Subject Matter 
# of Questions 
Arithmetic & Basic Algebra 
69 
Geometry & Measurement 
94 
Coordinate Geometry, Functions & Graphs 
67 
Data Probability & Statistical Concepts 
62 
Discrete Math & Computer Science 
42 
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What is the difference between ordering the "Big Kuhuna" or the "Super
Charged Big Kuhuna?
Our "Big Kuhuna" is the bundling of all of our exams:
Neophyte, Student and Master. Its' intent was to provide the most cost
effect investment. Our subscribers' have asked us numerous times if we
could provide our exams in subject matter format in addition to our standard
test format.
Hence we developed the "Super Charged BK" our Big Kuhuna on steroids. The
Super Charged BK includes the Big Kuhuna plus all our Student Exams
categorized by subject topics. For example, if you felt that you were weak
in Geometry, then you could load our Geometry exam and focus on the type of
Geometry questions actually asked on the Praxis Exam^{®}.
Therefore, the 'Super Charged BK" includes the following additional exams:
Algebra, Calculus, Discrete, Functions, Geometry, Matrix, Probability,
Statistics and Trigonometry as individuals exams.
The Super Charged BK was designed to provided added productivity in your
learning process. However, two items need to be addressed: 1) These are
not additional questions, they are the questions that are in our Student
Exam. We are only providing another means of learning. 2) We use the
Pimsleur Method of learning, that is ask the same question in different
forms thereby reinstalling the value of the question. That method works
great in our normal exam. However, you will notice that in the Subject
Matter exams it may see a little bit redundant.
Lastly, putting together fifty questions per exam can take awhile. We add,
we delete, we rearrange, and we modify. We have questions that we have
recently see on the actual Praxis exam and yet to include them in our
Student Exams. Wouldn’t it be great if you as a subscriber, could look at
what we are building. Well, with purchase of the “Super Charged Big Kuhuna”
we include all our workinprocess questions, we call this the "Content
Stuff". These are questions that may or may not make it in our exams. Go
ahead, do them and help us in constructing them.
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Why so many questions per subject matter? The actual Praxis® Exam only
contains 50 questions.
Well, if we knew what those fifty questions were, we
would only supply them and voilà we’re done. Unfortunately, the test taker
needs to master the "Subject Matter Concepts". And
each subject matter can have multiple ways of addressing itself. For
example, in the Praxis^{®} High School Exam there are 72 identifiable Learning
Objectives, yet the actual High School exam only contains 50 questions
(Middle School contains 40). Therefore, logic
states that “at least” 22 Learning Objectives are not tested per exam. But,
which ones are they?
If we review just five questions per each Learning
Objective that would give us a total of 360 questions you need to master. Our methodology is to have our subscribers become familiar with
as many types of questions as possible, thereby raising their confidence and
their ability to pass the exam.
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What
score do I need to pass the Praxis® Math Exam?
As of March 2010 the following scores were
required to pass the Praxis High School (0061) Exam and the
Praxis Middle School (0069) Exam. (
http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/PRAXIS/pdf/09706passingscores.pdf)
State  HS/MS 
State  HS/MS 
State  HS/MS 
State  HS/MS 
State  HS/MS 
AK  146/145 
ID  129/150 
MO  137/158 
OR  139/156 
VT  141/161 
AL  126/149 
IN  136/156 
MS  123/140 
PA  136/151 
WI  135/  
AR  125/161 
KS  137/158 
NC  281/141 
RI  /158 
WV  133/148 
CO  156/  
KY  125/148 
ND 139/148 
SC  131/149 

CT  137/158 
LA  130/148 
NH  127/151 
SD  124/140 

DC  141/  
MD  141/152 
NJ  137/152 
TN  136/143 

DE  141/148 
ME  126/148 
NV  133/139 
UT  138/145 
Guam  124/  
HI  136/143 
MN  125/152 
OH  139/143 
VA  147/163 
Virgin IS  125\  
As of September 2005 the following scores were
required to pass the Praxis High School Proof, Model, & Problems (0063)
Exam.
State  score 
State  score 
State  score 
State  score 
State  score 
AK  171 
GA  159 
NH  140 
OR  144 
UT  159 
AR  144 
KY  141 
OH  139/143 
SC  137 
VT  154 
The average test scores were:
Subject Matter 
Range 
Median 
Average Performance Range 
0061 
100  200 
143 
127  156 
0069 
100  200 
161 
146  174 
 
 
 
 
0063 
100  200 
163 
150  176 
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I am from AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, MA, MI, NM, NY, OK, and TX can your exams help
me?
Some people call it a "toemaytoe" and some people call it a
"toemáttoe", but in reality it is the same thing. We developed
(and currently modify) our exams to match the Praxis^{®} High School
and Middle School Exams. Your States have chosen to use a
different vendor or have developed an inhouse program. WE CAN HELP.
We are in the process of remapping our Learning Objectives to each one of these states
(and if possible include additional learning objectives, if needed).
Sent us an email and we would be more than
happy to share with you what we have put together so far.
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I am looking for a great book to review for the Praxis® math test. Can you
recommend one?
f you go to Amazon.com and search for a Praxis Math Study Guide
you will get a list of some well known publishers; from CliffsNotes, Kaplan,
REA and so on. We did purchase those books and were not impressed.
Allinall they are a rehash of basic SAT questions, not the level of
questions you will find on the actual Praxis Exam (if you don't believe us,
go ahead and read some of the reviews sent in).
The basic problems in
those books is that they do not know what is on the actual exam. If there was a "great book" we would not have created our site. Unfortunately, you have to purchase books in each subject matter and then
portion out the sections needed for the exam (that's what we did). By the
way, if you do come across a “great book”, please let us know. Nonetheless,
we recommend the Mathematics Study Guide which is sold by the
Praxis people
as a good first start.
Regarding future examinees of the Praxis^{®} 0063/64 exams, there
is a certain answer methodology that needs to be mastered in order to
satisfy the Board in getting a high rating per question. The study guides
that the Praxis People offer will help you in understanding that
methodology. By knowing its rubric you can ascend to the same
level the Board graders uses to rate each question. The value our
practice exams bring to the 0063/64 testers is the types of questions (i.e.
the content knowledge) they will likely ask. A combination of both
resources can increase your odds in passing the 0063/64 exams (of course the
toughest part is committing the time to study both).
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I am having a difficult time reading the exams, there seems to be garbage on
my screen?
We use two products that have served us well. They are Microsoft
FrontPage^{®} and the "Symbol" character font. Therefore,
for the best possible viewing we highly recommend using Microsoft Internet
Explorer and having the "Symbol" font. The "Symbol" font consist of a
collection of mathematical signs and general purpose Pi characters. The "Symbol" font
needs to be installed on your computer. It comes
standard with basically all of the Microsoft products. Without the "Symbol" font certain
mathematical characters
(like pi) will not show up. Such character will be displayed in Times New
Roman or your default font. If you are
experiencing problems, email us.
You can purchase the "Symbol" font at:
http://www.ascenderfonts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=SYM01
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Will your site
guarantee me a passing grade?
We are very confident in our materials. We strive to
match the types of questions and the level of complexity that the actual
Praxis^{®} High School math exam (10061) and the Middle School math
exam (20069) contains. As further evidence of our quality service,
please review our Testimonial page and
read what our past subscriber's have said.
With this confidence, we offer our subscriber an
unlimited use of our exams should they have the misfortune of not passing
the Praxis^{®} Exam. To qualify, simply show us proof (by
email) that you reregistered for the exam or proof that you did not pass
the exam and we will be more than happy to reinstate your membership Valid for
orders entered after March 4, 2006
However with that guarantee stated, one word of common sense: if
you are passing our exams using the old SAT trick (that is look at the
possible choices and work backwards) you will be greatly dissatisfied when
taking the actual Praxis^{®} Math Exam. Our material provides
two advantages: 1) Surrogate questions that reflect the actual difficulty of
the Praxis^{®} test exam questions and 2) “howto” test
problems.
The "howto" test problems show the necessary math sagacity
needed to prepare our subscribers for the knowledge needed. Their value is
not in what the answer is, but methods of getting the answer and therefore
expanding your knowledge toolkit. Our "howto" questions can usually be solved by looking at the possible choices and
working backwards (again, an old SAT trick). Trust us, this is not what you
will find on the actual Praxis^{®} Exam.
Therefore, when taking
our exams try to reframe from looking at the multiple choice answer and
instead, try to solve the actual question. This methodology will give you
the highest possible assurance of passing the exam.
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If I
do not like the material, can I get my money back?
We are sorry about any misunderstandings. Our site is quite evident in what
resources it provides. Our home page clearly describes our offerings and we
even included a free exam to view before you decide to purchase the product.
Our concern regarding a refund is that we offer intellectual property
versus a tangible product and by its construct, it is not refundable. We also
state that policy in our terms and conditions, which you agreed upon before
entering your order.
The answers to the exam questions do provide an excellent method for
learning. If your knowledge of Math is not that strong we would recommend
that you start with the neophyte exams first. Also if the lucidity of our
answers are not apparent. Drop us a line and we will try to assist you.
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