Course SummaryLet us help you get ready to take the CSET Mathematics Subtest II exam with this fun test prep course covering topics like the Pythagorean theorem, conditional probabilities, permutations and combinations and more. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes in these chapters can be used as a flexible study guide to help you earn the best score you can on the exam.
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The CSET Mathematics Subtest II is a two-hour, computer-based exam used to award single-subject teaching credentials to aspiring math teachers in California. As the second in a three-part series of exams, subtest II consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. There are also four short-answer questions requiring you to generate your own brief response.
If you're looking for a resource to help prepare for subtest II, consider this study guide. Listed below are just some of the topics covered by the video lessons and quizzes:
- The parallel postulate
- Triangle congruence postulates
- Laws of sines and cosines
- The Pythagorean theorem
- Properties of polygons and circles
- Area and volume of three-dimensional shapes
- Permutations and combinations
- Conditional probabilities
- Measures of central tendency
- Probability distributions
The majority of test questions found on subtest II assess your proficiency with the geometry used to calculate triangle angles and sides, transform graphs or determine the surface area and volume of three-dimensional shapes. The remaining questions gauge your knack for calculating the statistical probability of an event's outcome. You'll also need an ability to differentiate between various sample types and compute values in continuous and discrete probability distributions.
Preparing and Registering for the CSET Mathematics Subtest II
Our study guide allows you to explore the same topics found on the exam through two different instructional formats. Materials at your disposal include short, engaging videos taught by experienced instructors. There are also transcripts if you'd rather access content in a written format, and the multiple-choice quizzes allow you to check your understanding of each lesson's main ideas.
The math subtest II is administered year-round, six days a week. You can register for the exam up to four days prior to taking it. This process requires you to create an online account where you'll enter your personal information, select which test you want to take, sign up for any special testing accommodations and submit payment information. Once this stage of the registration process is complete, you'll be sent an authorization to test, at which point you can select a test location and date.
Scoring the CSET Mathematics Subtest II
Responses to multiple-choice questions account for 70% of your score; short-answer questions comprise the other 30%. You'll need a minimum scaled score of 220 to pass. Results are released around six weeks after your test date.
Questions in this content domain require an understanding of how the parallel postulate and related theorems are used to describe the sum of a triangle's interior angles. You'll also need to be familiar with the implications of variants to this theorem.
Plane Euclidean Geometry
This content domain asks you to prove similar triangles and determine their congruence. You'll also need to apply the law of sines, the law of cosines and the Pythagorean theorem to find a triangle's unknown angles or sides. An ability to determine the area of circles and regular polygons is required as well.
Test questions included on this part of the exam ask you to apply your knowledge of triangle properties in order to calculate the surface area and volume of pyramids and prisms. You'll also use your understanding of circle properties to determine measurements for cones, spheres and cylinders.
This brief content domain assess your comprehension of congruence transformations that flip, shift or rotate two- and three-dimensional shapes. You'll also need to be familiar with dilations that stretch or shrink them.
Use your aptitude for calculating the probability of combinations and permutations to successfully answer questions included on this part of the test. You must also be able to demonstrate an understanding of finite and conditional probabilities as well as binomial and exponential distributions.
This final content domain asks you to determine measures of central tendency when given continuous and discrete distributions. You'll also need to establish their standard deviation, range and variance. Other test questions ask you to select the proper sample type for the task at hand and demonstrate your understanding of the the chi-square test and the method of least squares.
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