NYSTCE Mathematics CST Practice Test Questions

Number and Quantity

The Number and Quantity section, or more commonly known as basic math, tests your ability use of numbers, differentiate between representations of numbers, and the associations between numbers. Also, understand mathematical operations, the relationship between operations.

Questions may also include:

● Scientific notation
● Factorials
● Create strategies solve problems
● Expressions with exponents or radicals
● Absolute value
● Improvise and use mathematical strategies


Scientific Notation – Practice Questions and Tutorial
Exponents and Radicals – 10 Questions
Square Root – 10 Questions
Fractions, Decimals and Percent – 14 Questions
Basic Math – 10 questions
Basic Math 2 – 10 questions
Word Problems  – Tutorial
Percent – 18 questions
Fractions, Percent and Decimals – 14 questions
Order of Operation – 6 questions

How to Study for a Math Test


Understand the creation, interpretation, and manipulation of algebraic expressions and equations, and uses them to model and solve mathematical and real-world problems.

Questions include: 

  • Solve binomials and polynomials
  • Linear equations with 1 and 2 variables
  • Solve Quadratics
  • Rates and proportional relationships
  • Arithmetic and geometric sequences


Functions are algebraic expressions where one quantity depends on another.

Questions include:

  • Domain, intercepts, rate of change, end behavior and periodicity
  • Use different representations to analyze functions including linear, quadratic, radical, rational, piecewise, absolute value, exponential and logarithmic
  • Arithmetic and geometric sequences
  • Solve trigonometric equations and solve trigonometric functions
  • Solve exponential functions


Trigonometry – 5 questions
Logarithms – 6 questions
Algebraic sequences – Tutorial and Practice Questions

Geometry and Measurement

Understand the characteristics and properties of figures, planes and solids. Understand coordinate geometry and spatial reasoning. Understand measurement systems, and use measurement tools and estimation.

Questions include:

  • Angle of lines in given equations or graphics
  • Characteristics of relationships between lines
  • Calculate measurements indirectly from scale drawings
  • Use the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Geometric transformations
  • Perimeter, circumference, area and/or volume
  • Relations between similar figures


Basic Geometry – Area, perimeter, volume and circumstance – 9 questions
Pythagorean Geometry

Slope of a Line

Area of Complex Shapes

Properties of Triangles

Statistics and Probability

Describe, interpret and make predictions from data. Data can be presented as graphics, tables, plots or lists. Understand concepts of probability including simple and compound events.

Questions include:

  • Examine probabilistic data
  • Make deductions based on the data given in tables and graphics
  • Make predictions based on statistical data
  • Combinations and permutations
  • Measures of central tendency and dispersion
  • Simple  compound probability

Practice Test Questions for the NYSTCE Mathematics CST (004)

NYSTCE Mathematics 6 - 12 Practice Test Questions Prepared by our Dedicated Team of Experts! Practice Test Questions for: Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Calculus, Geometry and Measurement, Statistics and Probability

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Date Published: Saturday, November 24th, 2018
Date Modified: Monday, July 6th, 2020