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# California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET): Math

**About the test:** There are 3 CSET sub-tests for Mathematics: Subtest I, Subtest II, and Subtest III. The tests are administered by Pearson. You must pass all three for credentialing but take only one at a time for each test session. Subtest 1 covers the domains Number and Quantity and Algebra. Subtest II covers the domains Geometry and Probability and Statistics. Subtest III covers Calculus. Tests are taken on a computer, are timed (2.5 hours for I and II and 2 hours for III) and administered year round.

**Calculators:** Calculators (graphing) are allowed on Subtest II only and must meet the guidelines of the calculator policy:

##### CSET Calculator Policy

**How to Study:** Start by testing yourself on the appropriate practice test from the CTC (California Teaching Credentials) site. (There are lots of free practice tests online but the official one will have the most relevant questions). Use a similar calculator as you will use on your test. Since the test itself is timed, we recommend also limiting your time to about 2 hours.

##### CSET: Subtest I Practice Test

##### CSET: Subtest II Practice Test

##### CSET: Subtest III Practice Test

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##### **Subtest I**

Algebraic Structures | SMR 1.1 | Introduction to Variables & Expressions Solving Basic Equations Distribution & Combining Like Terms Solving Absolute Value Equations Absolute Value Inequalities Solving "Linear" Inequalities |

Polynomial Equations and Inequalities | SMR 1.2 | Polynomial Graphs: Zeros, Multiplicity & End Behavior Adding Polynomials Finding Rational Roots of Polynomials "FOIL" (First Inside Outside Last) Methods of Factoring |

Writing Linear Functions | SMR 1.2 | Point-Slope Form: y-y1=m(x-x1) Standard Form of a Line: Ax+By=C Equations of Parallel & Perpendicular Lines Scatter Plots |

Functions | SMR 1.3 | The X-Y Plane Lines & Equations of Lines Intro to Functions - Domain, Range & Inverse Intro to Graphing Transformations Library Functions |

Linear Algebra | SMR 1.4 | Solving Systems of Equations Matrices |

##### **Subtest II**

Parallelism and Euclidean Geometry | G 1.1 | Angle and Segment Bisectors Congruent Triangles--SSS, SAS, AAS, ASA, H-L Parallel Lines & Transversals |

Plane Euclidean Geometry | G 1.2 | Basic X-Y Graphs Distance & Midpoint Formulas Similar Triangles Pythagorean Theorem Congruent Triangles--SSS, SAS, AAS, ASA, H-L |

Triangle Ratios | G 1.3 | Intro to Trig - SohCahToa "Special" Triangles -- 30-60-90 & 45-45-90 Trig Proofs & Identities: 3 Tricks to Make Them Easier |

Three-Dimensional Geometry | G 1.4 | Parallelograms Rectangles, Squares, Kites & Rhombuses Trapezoids |

Transformational Geometry | G 1.4 | Transformations, Reflections, Isometry & Mapping Isosceles & Equilateral Triangle Theorems, Converses & Corollaries |

Statistics and Probability | G 1.5, G 1.6 | Lots of Probability Vocab Permutations Tricky Permutation Problems Lots of Statistics Vocab Binomial Probability Distribution Vocab Mutually Exclusive (Disjoint) Events Vocab |