Mathematics CSET Subtest 1 and 2 is Difficult

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  1. Nick Carlile

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    I recently passed both mathematics CSETs subtest 1 and 2. I was a business major in college, so I hadn't taken a "real" math course since high school. EACH SUBTEST WAS DIFFICULT TO SAY THE LEAST! Let me tell you, it wasn't easy re-teaching myself the required content for both CSETS. I passed the first subtest (algebra and number theory) on my 2nd try, and the second subtest (geometry, statistics/probability) on my 3rd try. Through my extensive studying process I developed easy to read/follow, in-depth, specific, detailed study guides that are GOLDEN and INVALUABLE to me. If only someone had handed them to me prior to starting the CSET, I would've passed both of them on my first try!

    There is an obvious shortage of math teachers (actually teachers in general) because the CSET is so demanding. I want to help anyone who is being put through what I went through. It wasn't fun!
     
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    send me an email if you need help - carlile6 at gmail dot com
     
  4. TeacherGroupie

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    Welcome to A to Z, Nick Carlile. You could certainly join the discussions of CSET Math in A to Z's Single Subject Tests subforum.
     
  5. Joy4educ

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    Please send info I have to pass Praxis 2 math 5001 thank you! Best wishes
     
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    The Praxis 2 Math 5001 is a different test than the CSET Math Single Subject Subtests, so I am not sure that the study guides will help you. Also, you bumped a thread that is over a year old — I doubt the OP is going to respond...
     
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    Thank you I’m a newbie and thanks again for responding.
     
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    Welcome to A to Z, joy4educ!

    Praxis 5001 is a test for prospective elementary-school teachers that consists of four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005); of these four, 5003 is the subtest that focuses on math. CSET Mathematics subtests I and II are for those who aspire to teach mathematics at the middle-school and high-school levels. Study materials for CSET Mathematics are mostly overkill for nearly every state's elementary-level math subtest.

    Come have a look at, and pose questions in, the threads on various states' elementary-ed math tests or subtests in the Multiple Subject Tests subforum. With the possible exception of Indiana's tests, the math content covered by most elementary teacher tests is actually fairly comparable; a preparation guide that deals with CSET-Multiple Subjects Subtest II (the science and math subtest) could serve you decently if you don't also need support with the structure of Praxis. For more help with math skills, you could use any of a number of resources mentioned in those that aren't specifically for test preparation but that tend to do a good job of explaining and shedding light on the content.
     
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    Thank you so much!
     
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    Will conic sections be a part of CSET Math Subtest 1 or CSET Math Subtest 2?
     
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    Hi Nick! I am actually in the exact same boat. I was a business major in undergrad and am now working toward my masters/license in education for middle school mathematics. I just took my first CSET math subtest 1 this morning and was in complete shock of how difficult the material was. I barely had to study for the CBest and Praxis 5169 and passed with flying colors but the CSET was insane. I haven’t received my score yet but there is no chance I passed as half of the material was content I was completely unfamiliar with even after studying and numerous practice exams. I’m not sure how my practice exams were so insufficient but I definitely need some better material to study with and would be so grateful for the practice materials you’ve created if you are willing to share. Please and thank you in advance!
     
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    Welcome to A to Z, Megan Linn. Nick doesn't seem to have posted to A to Z in two years - but let me invite you, as I did Nick, to the discussions of CSET Math and other states' math tests in the Single Subject Tests subforum here on A to Z.
     
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    Welcome to A to Z, Megan Linn!

    Nick hasn't been seen on A to Z for two years - but let me do as I did for him and invite you to the Single Subject Tests subforum, under Examinations for Teachers, where you'll find threads discussing CSET Math.
     

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