Praxis Mathematics

Note: The Praxis 5161 was recently replaced by the 5165 exam. We do not currently offer prep for the new exam but hope to have a program available in 2024. Our 5161 program covers the same domains as 5165, as well as Discrete Mathematics, which is not included in the new exam. There are some differences to content within the domains; however, the 5161 program may still assist students preparing for Praxis 5165.

This page provides access to all the key info you need as a Praxis Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161) test-taker, including 2024 exam dates, testing center locations, fees, registration info and prep resources.

You can view our free Praxis Mathematics Study Guide for a concise, bullet-pointed listing of exactly which topics appear on your exam. You can also take our free Praxis Mathematics Practice Test to see your current likelihood of passing and a breakdown of your individual strengths and weaknesses.

Need help preparing? We offer Self-paced Online Prep Courses that teach you all the content knowledge and test strategies you need to pass.

  • Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions and Calculus; Geometry, Probability and Statistics, and Discrete Mathematics
  • 60 questions including selected-response, numeric entry, drag-and-drop, and text completion
  • 150 minutes
  • Varies by state (scaled score)

Praxis Mathematics Overview

The Praxis Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161) exam is a test required by many states for credential candidates planning to teach mathematics at the high school level. It is a single, computer-delivered test that includes questions from two content categories.

The first content category includes Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions and Calculus. The second content category includes Geometry, Probability and Statistics, and Discrete Mathematics.

The test consists of various question types including selected-response, numeric entry, drag-and-drop and text completion. An on-screen graphing calculator is provided.

Praxis Mathematics (5161) Testing Costs

2024 Praxis Mathematics Testing Costs*

Below is an overview of the 2024 Praxis Mathematics (5161) testing fees for computer-based testing.

Service Fees
Registration $130 test registration fee
Change to test center or date Additional $40 fee
Phone Registration Additional $35 fee
Additional score reports $50 per report


Praxis Mathematics (5161) Test Dates

2024 Praxis Mathematics Test Dates*

Computer-based testing for the Praxis Mathematics (5161) exam is available by appointment. Alternatively, online-proctored testing is offered remotely.

Praxis Mathematics (5161) Test Dates Results Release Dates
5/6/24 - 6/1/24 6/14/24
7/1/24 - 7/27/24 8/9/24


*This information is subject to change. All test-takers should visit the official Praxis website at to confirm fees, registration, and testing requirements before enrolling.

Not sure how you’ll perform on the exam? Start by viewing our free Praxis Mathematics Study Guide to get a concise overview of exactly what subject matter will appear on your exam. Then take our free, full-length Praxis Mathematics Practice Test with diagnostics to see your overall likelihood of passing and identify any areas in which you may need to improve.

Our Core Plus Online Prep Programs feature: 

  • instructional videos that teach you the exact content you need to pass
  • interactive practice tests that replicate the real exam
  • virtual tutoring videos that guide you through every practice question
  • advanced diagnostics that offer in-depth insights into your strengths and weaknesses
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