Cset math subtest II- Orange County Study Guide

Discussion in 'Single Subject Tests' started by soninkegirl, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. soninkegirl

    soninkegirl Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 3, 2011

    Hello again,
    I have one more question about the orange county study guide for subtest II. I went through it and find it a bit easier than the CSET sample test. I am just curious if it's helpful to spend time on it. I used the guide for subtest I, but the subtest II study guide does not cover many concepts. The exam is just around the corner and I am a bit overwhelmed because Geometry is not my area, though I feel well prepared for it. Any last minute tips will be very much appreciated.

    Thank you all for taking time to help!
    Soninkegirl
     
  2.  
  3. UCLACareerChngr

    UCLACareerChngr Comrade

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 6, 2011

    I used the OCDE reference guide along with other references for subtest 2. reviewing as many proofs as possible is the one thing that I really remembered that helped me. Plus being very comfortable with your graphing calculator. When I took the test (almost five years ago) I remember that one of the CR problems could be solved completely with the calculator, and took me about 10 minutes. That was a lifesaver.
     
  4. soninkegirl

    soninkegirl Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 8, 2011

    thank you. I am using it with Geometry made easy. I hope this will help.
     
  5. Galois

    Galois Companion

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 8, 2011

    I used the same materials to pass CSET 2 for Geometry : OCDE and Geometry Made Easy. I used several to prepare for Statistics, but OCDE is a good guide too even in Statistics.

    All the best in your exam today!
     
  6. Ptycast

    Ptycast Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 30, 2011

    Are we allowed to use a Calculator for CSET 2 Geometry???
     
  7. TeacherGroupie

    TeacherGroupie Moderator

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    29,807
    Likes Received:
    1,171

    Jan 30, 2011

    For Subtest II (which, yes, includes geometry) you're to bring and use one of the models of graphing calculator listed on CSET's Test Selection page (http://www.cset.nesinc.com/CS16_testselection.asp).

    No other model of calculator, including scientific calculators, will be allowed. I understand that some test takers have learned this to their sorrow.
     
  8. MathProf

    MathProf New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 30, 2011

    Soninkegirl, how did you get on with subtest II?
     
  9. MacGuffin

    MacGuffin Companion

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    2

    Feb 4, 2011

    Somebody in my session had their calculator taken from them since it wasn't on the list. So don't say you weren't warned. They also wipe the memory on them, so no sneaking in useful programs or notes.
     
  10. alicia2222

    alicia2222 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 12, 2014

    may i ask was the ocde study guide useful? what books did you use to help you pass thank you.

     
  11. alicia2222

    alicia2222 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 12, 2014

    cset math

    does anyone know if the ocde study guides are useful to pass the cset subtests for math? any books/resources helpful?
     
  12. TeacherGroupie

    TeacherGroupie Moderator

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    29,807
    Likes Received:
    1,171

    Aug 12, 2014

    In posts 2 and 4, alicia, UCLACareerChngr and Galois each indicate that the OCDE materials were useful. Whether this means that OCDE's stuff is right for everyone, of course, is another matter: my sense is that they probably work best for those who know the topics in math or did know them well at one time, rather than for people whose level of mastery isn't so high.
     
  13. alicia2222

    alicia2222 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 14, 2014

    i appreciate your response. do you know of any books that are helpful with passing the cset math test. i attempted it and i did not pass the first time and now i am intending to do it again.



     
  14. UCLACareerChngr

    UCLACareerChngr Comrade

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 14, 2014

    I don't remember all the books that I used to pass the test...however, you already took the test and didn't pass it, so if I may ask, what resources did you use to study the first time? If you used resources and didn't pass, perhaps a strategy change would be in order...Do they still offer prep courses at OCDE (I didn't have time to take the course I just bought the materials). If they do, and you have time to take it, I would recommend it.

    I believe I used some reference guides like were mentioned before (Geometry made easy, statistics made easy, etc). Good luck!
     
  15. TeacherGroupie

    TeacherGroupie Moderator

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    29,807
    Likes Received:
    1,171

    Aug 14, 2014

    People whose judgment I trust have recommended Barron's Geometry Made Easy - I can't speak to the rest of the Made Easy series, but if the books resonate with you, they should work - and Schaum's Outlines in algebra II (I think: it's been a while).

    Some people get good results from working through the videos on the Khan Academy Web site: please Google that, since I can never reliably remember whether it's .com or .org or .what. (That last was a joke.) The videos, which run three to eight minutes each, run from very basic math on up to some pretty advanced topics, and are linked so that students can follow a sequence.

    If Khan Academy turns out not to be your cup of tea, Richard Byrne has some other suggestions on his blog Free Technology for Teachers, www.freetech4teachers.com.

    If you're happier with text explanations, Mathworld or Math is Fun might do.
     
  16. alicia2222

    alicia2222 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 15, 2014

    are you selling the study guides?




     
  17. Galois

    Galois Companion

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 17, 2014

  18. innovationguy

    innovationguy Cohort

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2004
    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    3

    Sep 4, 2014

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. kelly33,
  2. MissMae,
  3. miss-m
Total: 243 (members: 4, guests: 210, robots: 29)
test