The NYSTCE Mathematics exam tests a person's knowledge of a broad array of mathematical systems and ability to recognize the application of these systems to other teaching disciplines. The mathematics teacher will be able to communicate mathematical concepts and processes effectively and teach problem-solving techniques to all students. He/she will also be familiar with the logical reasoning of mathematics. Passing this test qualifies a person to teach in the New York State public school system and shows compliance with the New York State Academic Standards.
The NYSTCE Mathematics exam consists of approximately ninety multiple-choice questions in the areas of Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics, and Discrete Mathematics-17 percent of the exam; Measurement and Geometry-17 percent of the exam; Trigonometry and Calculus-17 percent of the exam; Algebra-26 percent of the exam; and Mathematical Reasoning and Communication-13 percent of the exam. The remaining 10 percent of the exam is devoted to the constructed-response question in the area of Algebra.
Last Updated: 05/15/2014