Useful Web sites for single subject math/science

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  1. innovationguy

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    Assuming that "the test" refers to the CSET - though the relevance of this post is broader! - find a list of formulae one ought to know here, and a TI-83 (plus) Graphing Calculator primer here.

    Here's another smashing TI 83/84 tutorial site.

    Jay.
    http://innovationguy.easyjournal.com
     
  2. GS37

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    CSET Study Guides

    I have some gently used study guides from the Orange County Dept. of Education (OCDE) for subtests I and II of CSET Math. These things are pretty comprehensive and, used along with some textbooks, make subtests I and II pretty manageable. I used them to pass both tests on the first try. Send me an e-mail if you are interested in buying them for a much lower price than the OCDE is selling them: preston.siemsen at gmail dot com
     
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    I thought I should mention the site run by an experienced physics teacher in Florida - it's a *fantastic* resource.

    http://dev.physicslab.org/
     
  4. johners

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    Fun online interactive Science and Math games

    what2learn. Has loads of interactive Science games and exam drills and quite a lot of Math as well as lots of other subjects.

    Free to sign up and all of the scores the students get are recorded on their portfolio. It provides a different, fun way to learn.
     
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  5. TeacherGroupie

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    Here's a nifty goodie that was reported elsewhere on A to Z:

     
  6. Char-Brown

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    OCDE Study guide?

    Anyone want to get rid of their OCDE study guide for CSET Math subject tests I & II? Please let me know.

    Thanks
     
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    hello guys!

    i am new to this great forum and currently studying for the cset math subtest 1. I am having trouble accessing innovationguy's website. Does anyone else have this problem? thank you for your time.

    Sincerely,
    jimmyb
     
  8. innovationguy

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    Yes, the host server is down! It happens a couple of times a year - I cannot help it; however, it comes back up in a couple of days!

    Jay.
    http://innovationguy.easyjournal.com
     
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    thank you so much for being so generous and helpful to all of us innovationguy. you website is awesome! and also thanks to everyone that takes the time out to help the newbies. much respect.

    sincerely,
    jimmyb
     
  10. suggestible

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    the very first standard is this: DESCRIBE THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND PHYSICAL STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE.

    how exact do we get in this? stars are almost entirely hydrogen, the universe is about 15B light years wide....
     
  11. TeacherGroupie

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    More exact than that, but pay attention to the overlaps between this standard and the others, not only in this section but elsewhere in science.

    Making connections between one fact or concept and another is crucial in tests like these - and indeed in thinking in the discipline.
     
  12. mollydoll

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    What about linking it back to the similarities/differences between earth composition and meteorites (chondrites, etc)? There are lots of isotopic differences--example Iridium is very rare on Earth and is a good marker for impact sites.

    I don't know anything about your specific test, but I would imagine that anything covered in standard introductory college courses is fair game.
     
  13. suggestible

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    Makes sense. I suppose I just looked at the standard and thought, "well, ... gee, you could start at the start and go on for just about forever ..."

    Focus! Hehe
     
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    material for CSET Math

    I am a newbie and would like to get your suggestions on good material for CSET Math. I hv heard about InnovationGuy, and Orange County Education material. Any suggestions on which one to follow? Thanks
     
  15. TeacherGroupie

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    Welcome to A to Z, everest.

    You can get a sense of innovationguy's style by looking through his posts here on A to Z and also looking at his Web site (featured in his signature). Test-driving the OCDE materials is a bit more of a challenge, but people whose skills I trust seem to like them a lot, so one could certainly do worse.
     
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    Amazing FREE program for science - Celestia
    I found a great program for anyone who teaches the Solar System and Universe. I have been addicted to it ever since.

    Celestia is a FREE program that simulates the known universe and the solar system. In this program you can explore the planets, stars, solar system and parts of the universe. It is amazingly realistic and has tons of add-ons you can download (all free) that increase the experience. It recognizes the correct time, date and corresponding position of everything in the universe. You can also speed up and slow down time to see how things orbit and watch events.

    Here is a great example of what the program does:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t706Me4viC8

    Here is a great User Guide to learn how to use it:
    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Celestia

    I downloaded it from here, but you can download it from other places too. Just do a search for it.
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/celestia.html
    http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

    You can download add-ons that give tours of each planet and the moons. They are fairly easy to load. I hope this helps someone.
     
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    Great links, priyaanka! Thank you!
     
  20. Peachyness

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    I found this webpage where the university professor created these videos of him teaching the different compents found on the CSET tests. The videos are still in the works, but they have quite a few up!!

    http://geology.csustan.edu/Teachers/CSET%20prep.html
     

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