Useful Web sites for single subject math/science

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  1. Israel

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    do you have any good website to practice for Praxis 2 math (high school)
     
  2. AKS

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    help with science subtest -3

    Hi,
    Thank you all for posting important science links on the website ( they are very-very useful).

    I have cleared my science subtest 1 and 2, and i am preparing for the subtest 3.The syllabus/curriculum for the same mentions that there will be 3 constructive response questions on the test, but unlike subtest 1/2 does not mention from what area precisely will those constructive response questions will be asked.

    I will really appreciate if somebody can tell me if i have to prepare each and every part of the syllabus for the constructive response questions or there are are only selective areas that i need to focus on.
    Thank you.
     
  3. TeacherGroupie

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    Which Subtest III are you taking? - bio, chem, earth science, physics?
     
  4. AKS

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    science subtest 3

    I am taking biology subtest 3
    Thanks
     
  5. TeacherGroupie

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    The constructed responses in a given Subtest III for a given specialty are likeliest to be in the domains of that specialty for which the general science subtests have constructed responses - but there are no guarantees... so, yes, the prudent student will be prepared for constructed responses to come from any domain.
     
  6. Peachyness

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    Good luck to all who may be taking the science CSET tomorrow. My friend and I are driving up together (she's taking all English CSETS! I'm only taking CSET 119). I wanted to add that watching the Khan Academy videos on youtube was extremely helpful in preparing me for some of the topics that will be covered on the test. Okay, off to review some more! :)
     
  8. TeacherGroupie

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    Peachy, don't study too late tonight, please.
     
  9. Peachyness

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    :) I'll try not to study TOO late. Thankfully our tests do not begin until 1:30 and we only have to drive 40 minutes, this time, for the test. :)
     
  10. TeacherGroupie

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    And breathe, please.
     
  11. Peachyness

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    Yes, I think I shall partake in the cellular respiration process during the test. :D
     
  12. TeacherGroupie

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    You'd be amazed how many people sort of forget that...
     
  13. Peachyness

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    Whew! Done and done. I feel pretty good, but there were a few problems where I was down to two choices..... I did kick butt on the chemistry section and thermodynamics. Crossing my fingers that I passed! (and for my friend who took all four Enlglish CSETs at one time!)
     
  14. TeacherGroupie

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    Sounds promising, Peachy.

    Passing all four English CSET subtests in one go is indeed achievable.
     
  15. Peachyness

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    So, I passed CSET 119 with flying colors. I was happy to see the four pluses on most of the domains, with some threes. I also did very well on the response part.

    I used the Usborne encyclopedia, my college chemistry textbook, khanacademy videos, and UC Irvine's OpenCourseWare website (although, I must warn you that there are a few mistakes on this particular website).

    Now, onto chemistry and earth science 120 tests.
     
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    Congratulations, Peachy!
     
  17. wanttoteachmath

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    I took the Math subtest III yesterday - calculus and history of math. I think that most of the sites have been shared already, but I came across a great resource for history of math that really helped on the test.

    go to youtube and search BBC History of Maths. They did a four hour series starting with the ancient Egyptians up to the 20th century. It covers all the high points and really helps you visualize math history. I watched a bit each evening for a couple weeks.. a great break from calculus problems and actually really interesting (at least for someone that likes math). Take some notes though to ensure you can keep the folks straight.

    Other resources used for Math Subtest III:

    Started with a Calculus textbook just to clear the cobwebs out since it has been awhile since I've done calculus. Focused on chapters covering limits, derivatives and applications, integrals and applications, and series.

    The Orange County Department of Ed test prep book was excellent -- provided some samples across pretty much all the areas of the test -- although don't worry too much about memorizing all the proofs... just understand the main concepts and how to apply.

    Khan Academy videos (search for them on youtube) are a great supplement to the OCDE materials... OCDE is more a workbook and meant to be used with an instructor. Khan Academy videos help provide the intuition and descriptions for the content.


    The UC Irvine materials were okay .. but aren't my favorite resource. As noted earlier, there are a few mistakes in the website and I don't think they give enough description to help you understand, but it does help you see the types of topics on the test to help focus your study.

    As always, the sample test on the CSET website is indispensable. While the test questions aren't identical, many of them rely on similar concepts. Make sure you can do every problem on the sample test and really understand why you got the answer you did.

    That's it :)
     
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    cset science 118 & 119

    Hi, I am planning to take 118 & 119 science sub tests. I want to take coaching from National University - they charge $355 & send course material online & they claim that if you don't pass your cset, you can come back within 6 months & retake coaching for free. Has anybody done that? Is it worth it?
     
  19. rboylan

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    I have often referred to Paul's Online Math Notes with Trig & Calculus help.

    Now what I need is a site that helps with Number Theory and Probability & Statistics - as these are the two areas of the CSET I am most worried about.
     
  20. TeacherGroupie

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    Welcome to A to Z, rboylan.

    From what I hear, the number theory questions are indeed a bit alarming - but they are few enough in number that they can safely be blown off, provided one does well enough on the remaining questions.

    Have you got any background in probability & stats?
     

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