The Best Teachers' Test Preparation For The CSET Mathematics
Take your teaching career to the head of the class.
CSET MATHEMATICS GRADES 7-12
For California Licensure
Are you prepared to excel on the CSET?
* Get to know the test, how it is scored, and much more.
* Set up a study schedule by following our flexible, results-driven timeline
* Take one of the practice tests to discover what you know and what you should know for that test
* Use REA's advice to ready yourself for proper study and success
Sharpen your knowledge and skills
* Book content covers all three mathematics subtests—both multiple-choice and constructed response questions. Fully aligned with California competency requirements for certification
* Lessons reinforce necessary skills
* Key tutorials enhance specific abilities needed on the test
* Targeted drills increase comprehension and help organize study
Take Practice Tests
* Create the closest experience to test-day conditions with two full-length practice tests
* Chart your progress with full and detailed explanations of all answers
* Boost confidence with test-taking strategies and experienced advice
REA books and software have proven to be the extra support teacher candidates need to pass their challenging test for state licensure. Our comprehensive study guides are teacher-recommended and written by educators who have mastered the test and the related program of study.
One of the most current and best resource out there
By Gabriel E. Borlean - May 17, 2008
Recently I took the Algebra/Number Theory (domain I) CSET exam recently. I am applying to the Credentials and M.A. in Education progarm at UC Davis, and needed to take any of the 3 domains / modules.
Some people think they have to take all 3 domains (algebra, geometry, and calculus), but the only one required is the subject matter one intends to teach in. I decided to take the Algebra/Number Theory domain exam, thinking that this would take the least time to prepare. I actually procrastinate and read the review material for 5 hours in the morning before taking the exam. Actually, it turned out to be a good strategy, as it was a good warmup for harder problems, but I had the theory fresh in mind. I also found that using probability/statistics and calculus knowledge helped me solve some problems faster.
THE EXAM: UPDATE: only 2 hours to complete the test (change as of July 2012. Previously when taking the CSET (1 to 3 modules) one had 5 hours to... read more
A place to start if you're studying for the Math CSET
By pb_bay - July 18, 2009
I first reviewed for the CSET with this book. I found that for the most part, it covered the formulas I needed to know for the Subtest I and II but for the Calculus part of it (test III) and History of Math I had to learn a lot more about those subjects for the test. Especially with Calculus, you have to know Taylor and Maclaurin series and all this EXTRA stuff that even an AP Calc student probably didn't put too much effort into studying. Also, it seems there is no really great resource for learning history of math - I just went through an online time line and picked and chose relevant mathematicians and made flash cards and that seemed to be enough for the test. The tough part is one of the constructed response questions uses a history of math topic so it may be an old formula that isn't true anymore and you have to use the formula and then use a contemporary formula and compare the results....at least that's what my test had on it.....it's pretty tough....you also need to know some... read more
By B. Solomon "Stealth Tutor" - April 19, 2008
I have been tutoring pre-algebra and algebra for several years now, and decided to take Level 1 CSET/ Math test so I could teach Middle School math. A musician by training and K-12 homeschool teacher in my previous life, I know this math pretty well.
I have not worked the whole CSET/Math TP book, nor will I, but so far I have found the how-to-do-it explanations worse than any textbook I have tutored from, and that is saying a lot. Their explanation for finding slope barely touches on y = mx+b, which is the standard equation, and left me scratching my head in disbelief.
Perhaps they are trying to keep clear thinkers out of math education -- (I have certainly suspected this in the Math for Teachers classes.) Perhaps the practice tests are fairly standard, but I will NOT use this TP book at all. It is terrible.