CSET Math Test This Past Saturday

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  1. TeacherGroupie

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    (If anyone calls me mistress, I am SO out of here...)

    Here's a quick alternative to the library:

    http://www.answers.com/history of mathematics

    Since math is not "about" its history, it should suffice to be able to tell the big names apart and to use good logic to eliminate stupid answers.

    If you're having fun with the material, and if you find yourself having fun in the test (well, aside from the lousy seating and the cloud of angst in the air), you're almost certainly going to do fine.

    Best of luck, Pam, and I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.
     
  2. TeacherGroupie

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    In case anyone wonders, that's Latin, generally translated "The die is cast" - die as in singular of dice, translating alea (as in aleatory 'pertaining to chance'). It's attributed to Julius Caesar as he returned from Gaul against the wishes of the Senate to take over the Roman government.

    Clearly Jay means to encourage Pam and others to seize - or, um, Caesar - the day.
     
  3. innovationguy

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    This is apropos of nothing but my elder brother just sent me this! Just thought I'd share after checking the "poet's" site to confirm that it was OK to do so!

    What Teachers Make, or
    You can always go to law school if things don't work out
    By Taylor Mali
    www.taylormali.com

    He says the problem with teachers is, "What's a kid going to learn
    from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"
    He reminds the other dinner guests that it's true what they say about
    teachers:
    Those who can, do; those who can't, teach.

    I decide to bite my tongue instead of his
    and resist the temptation to remind the dinner guests
    that it's also true what they say about lawyers.

    Because we're eating, after all, and this is polite company.

    "I mean, you�re a teacher, Taylor," he says.
    "Be honest. What do you make?"

    And I wish he hadn't done that
    (asked me to be honest)
    because, you see, I have a policy
    about honesty and ***-kicking:
    if you ask for it, I have to let you have it.

    You want to know what I make?

    I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
    I can make a C+ feel like a Congressional medal of honor
    and an A- feel like a slap in the face.
    How dare you waste my time with anything less than your very best.

    I make kids sit through 40 minutes of study hall
    in absolute silence. No, you may not work in groups.
    No, you may not ask a question.
    Why won't I let you get a drink of water?
    Because you're not thirsty, you're bored, that's why.

    I make parents tremble in fear when I call home:
    I hope I haven't called at a bad time,
    I just wanted to talk to you about something Billy said today.
    Billy said, "Leave the kid alone. I still cry sometimes, don't you?"
    And it was the noblest act of courage I have ever seen.

    I make parents see their children for who they are
    and what they can be.

    You want to know what I make?

    I make kids wonder,
    I make them question.
    I make them criticize.
    I make them apologize and mean it.
    I make them write.
    I make them read, read, read.
    I make them spell definitely beautiful, definitely beautiful, definitely
    beautiful
    over and over and over again until they will never misspell
    either one of those words again.
    I make them show all their work in math.
    And hide it on their final drafts in English.
    I make them understand that if you got this (brains)
    then you follow this (heart) and if someone ever tries to judge you
    by what you make, you give them this (the finger).

    Let me break it down for you, so you know what I say is true:
    I make a ******* difference! What about you?
     
  4. TeacherGroupie

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    O my.

    Jay, this is wonderful.

    Thank you.
     
  5. pammylove

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    WOW~

    Such a powerful statement! Yet it is so true..........
     
  6. pammylove

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    mmmm.......disciplined?

    I did cease my social life, but wouldn't say that I really commited to 2-3 hours of study every day. Hey, at least I tried. Partial credit should be given. :)

    Yeah, watch me having fun with all those questions tomorrow. I just hope that I still remain conscious after finishing it.

    Gotta go get some good sleep tonight. Had a little bit too much fun today at the library~
     
  7. Azanon

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    Any one Algebra book?

    I would like to start studying for Subset I and would like to get some advice on a good text book that covers most of the test contents. I want to build my study on a main text book with supplimental references from web sites, etc. if it even make sense.

    (It might have been mentioned somewhere in the forum already.)
     
  8. TeacherGroupie

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    It has indeed been mentioned. Look for "Subtest I" and posts by either innovationguy or Malcolm.
     
  9. jazzminjoy

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    Re: Calculator use for Single Subject Math Subtest II
    There's an nCr button that is a quick way to calculate probability. Factorials are also needed for probability calculations, and the calculator could be useful for determining high numbered ones.

    Here's a link that gives a sample problem, shows a step-by-step solution, and then explains how to shorten the process with a calculator.
    http://www.csetmath.com/Free_Sample_Subtest_2_MC.pdf
     
  10. ForScore+7

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    Advice

    Unless you are a real whiz, only take one at a time. You'll have more time and MUCH LESS stress.
     
  11. pammylove

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    Geeeee, haven't been here for a LONG LONG time now. It's been 3 years since I took & passed the CSET, and 3 years since I've been teaching.

    Time really flies.................(while you're having fun!) :)
     
  12. TeacherGroupie

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    pammylove!! I was thinking about you just the other day and wondering how you were doing!

    So are you teaching math, or ESL, or both, or what?
     
  13. pammylove

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    TeacherGroupie~~~~~~

    I'm doing just fine here. Almost done with the summer school though. Wooohoooo~

    Well, I'm teaching math, ehhhhh, you know, to a bunch of hormone driven kids. And it seems like they are more interested in knowing where I go shopping at for my clothes than understanding how to calculate the surface area of a pentagonal pyramid. @_@

    So, how's everything going with you, same old same old? :)
     
  14. TeacherGroupie

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    Cruise the threads in Examinations for Teachers and you'll see, pammy: same old same old, pretty much, yes.

    (speculatively)

    The surface area of a pentagonal pyramid... I could really freak out some people with that...
     
  15. sahsjing

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    Is it too late?

    I submitted my application for a single subject teaching credential in mathematics on 6/10/2008, and took all three sub tests the first time on 7/19/2008. Is it possible that I can get the credential before the 2008-2009 school year starts?
     
  16. TeacherGroupie

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    That would be pretty fast, sahsjing, considering that results for July's single subject CSET exams aren't supposed to be released till August 18. But if you've taught math in another state, there may be some workarounds. Do I infer correctly that you've got a job?
     
  17. Malcolm

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    According to the CTC site, they are currently processing applications for single subject credentials submitted directly by applicants received as of 6/2/08. IIRC legally they have 75 working days from receipt to process the application. In the past it has taken longer. But with the switch to on-line recommendations from California credential programs, it looks like things are going much faster now. I don't know how long it will take them to process your application once they get around to it. But a positive decision is made, it is a matter of days until you have the credential in your hands. The only possible snag I can think of would be if some credential applications are being processed by part-time or hourly employees not exempt from the governor's executive order furloughing them.

    If you have an application filed with the CTC, your local county office of education can issue a temporary permit that will allow you to work until the CTC either issues or denies the credential. Your employer will arrange for this if it is needed.

    I assume that you applied for a credential based on experience outside of California because you have not yet passed CSET and the fact that California credential programs are now required to submit their recommendations on-line. Is that correct? If not, I would expect the CTC to deny your application because they don't have test scores for you. But who knows, maybe they would put the application in suspense pending receipt of scores around August 18 from NES.
     
  18. sahsjing

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    TeacherGroupie and Malcolm,

    Thank you for quick response.

    Yes, I do have got a job offer to teach math in another state. If I had a teaching credential in math, I wouldn't leave California.
     
  19. TeacherGroupie

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    Now I am confused, sahsjing: you want a California credential, but you have a job offer in another state?
     
  20. pammylove

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    Wahahahaaaa~ :D

    That's exactly what my kids said, Ms. XXX, that sounds really scary!

    So then, I re-phrased the term and called it, "a pyramid with a pentagon as the shape of the base". For some strange reasons, they bought it. I put that question on the Final Exam for my summer school class. Of course, it took them a lot of work & steps to figure out that one solution. It wasn't easy. ((I'm sure they're glad that summer school is finally over!)) :eek:

    Oh, yeah. I see you in many of the threads here, as usual. So is innovationguy.

    Hummm......we're very fortunate to have you two experts here to shed the light.
     

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