CSET Math Prep

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How to prep for CSET Math using ThatTutorGuy.com -- The table below contains a list of all the topics you'll find on the CSET Math test. In the right-hand column of the table are links to all the videos on our site that you'll want to watch to cover those topics.

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
General Study Tips: If you haven't found them already, Chris has a great series of videos on HOW to study including how to counter math anxiety prior to a big test and the best ways to prepare. Study Tips
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
Subtest III
Trigonometry T&C 1.1 Intro to Trig - SohCahToa "Special" Triangles -- 30-60-90 & 45-45-90 Secant, Co-Secant, and Co-Tangent: the "other three" trig functions The Unit Circle Radians Graphing Sine & Cosine Graphing Tangent, Cotangent, Secant & Co-Secant
Limits and Continuity T&C 1.2 Intro to Limits Continuity One-Sided Limits Limits of Rational Functions Limits at Infinity & Horizontal Asymptotes Limit Definition of Derivative Limit Properties
Derivatives and Applications T&C 1.3 The Equation Of A Tangent Line Basic Derivative Formulas (no Chain Rule) Product & Quotient Rules The Chain Rule Implicit Differentiation Mean Value & Rolle's Theorem L'Hopital's Rule Newton's Method of Approximation Optimization Word Problems Maxima, Minima, & "First Derivative Test
Integrals and Applications T&C 1.4 Intro to Integration & Anti-Derivatives Definite Integrals Integration with U-Substitution Average Value & Mean Value Theorem Fundamental Theorem(s) of Calculus Area Between Curves Volume: Disks, Washers & Shells Improper Integrals Integration By Parts Arc Length & Surface Area
Sequences and Series T&C 1.5 Sequences & Series Series Convergence & Divergence Taylor & Maclaurin Series Power Series
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