CSET Math Test This Past Saturday

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  1. innovationguy

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  2. MacGuffin

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    I am in the process of taking the tests one at a time. I passed Pt 1 in Nov and Pt 2 in Jan, and now in a few weeks I'm trying 3. I have practically zero math background at all (I never even properly finished Algebra in High School and took just one College Algebra class at a community college 17 yrs ago), and since September I've been studying independently with old textbooks and online videos.

    In response to those who say they want to take more than 1 of the subtests in a section, I really would only advise that if you are in a big hurry and you are an expert.

    It took me over 4 hours each for both of the first two sub-tests. With that time, I was able to spend way too much time on some problems by trying everything in my repertoire until I came up with the right answer or at least narrowed it down to 2 candidates. Without extra time you had better know the appropriate quick method straight away. So I'll be honest, I'm getting a very thin surface area knowledge of a lot of math, without the depth I really should have. But it has worked so far, and since my only goal is to get a job teaching middle school math I'm happy with what I know.

    Good Luck, if there are other non-math majors who want to ask me questions about my process feel free. But for now it's back to studying Calculus for me.
     
  3. TeacherGroupie

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    MacGuffin, if your goal is to teach middle-school math you don't actually need Subtest 3.
     
  4. MacGuffin

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    Yes I know I already qualify for the Foundation Credential, but considering I still don't have a job, and the pre-calculus is still fresh in my mind, I figured I might as well try for the whole enchilada. Who knows, it might open more doors plus a full certificate will be easier to transfer to other states.
     
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    There's certainly that - though you could go ahead and get credentialed now and then add the full math credential later.

    Then again, you're obviously a powerhouse when it comes to self-study. I raise my chalk to you in salute.
     

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