CSET Math Subtest 2 - What worked for me

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  1. Randob Sivart

    Randob Sivart New Member

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    Hello Y'all

    I crushed the CSET math subtest 2 Geometry and Statistics (on second attempt although my first attempt was off by 10) and wanted to share what worked. A little background first. I have been out of college for over 15 years and don't currently work with the subject matter in my job. My degree wasn't in math. That said, I enjoy math and was in advanced math in high school.

    I used a couple sources.
    Geometry - Concepts and Applications Teacher Edition (good resource)
    Schaum's Outline of Geometry 3rd edition (didn't really like or use)
    Barrons EZ 101 statistics study guide (simple read but made you think of math differently)
    Fundamentals of Statistics (good resource)
    Quick Reference guides on both statistics and Geometry (nice to have at fingertips but expensive)

    Books all suggested by CSET Math Guru on his website.

    Bought study problems from
    CSET Math Guru (good notes in back. answer were hard to follow - not all problems had answers)
    Laura Rickhoff - (by far the most valuable resource of everything I used - videos of ever problem)

    Websites (too many to list but here are the most used - can provide more if interested)
    CSET Math Guru - good resource on where to get started
    Math is fun
    Stattrek - the best website
    https://faculty.elgin.edu/dkernler/statistics/index.html
    Just google what you need. I saved on my laptop everything I felt was valuable (will help when teaching)

    Made flash cards, took notes on all books, did a lot of practice problems over and over. OVERALL SPENT WELL OVER 250+ hours on studying - roughly 3+ hours a day and 12+ hours on weekend(125 plus per time taken).

    It worked well for me to take it at the same test center. Felt nervous the first time -test center feels like fort knox. My goal was to get close the first time and see what I needed work on. Would highly recommend doing the same. I trained like an athlete on the few days prior to test day- eating the same lunches that I would have on test day and planning out coffee intake etc (LOL sounds funny when I write it but it made me feel more comfortable having a routine).

    All in all its not impossible. It is by far one of the hardest things I have ever studied for.
     
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    Randob Sivart New Member

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    oh and mathguy.us handbooks were awesome.
     

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