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Course SummaryMake sure that you're prepared for the CSET Mathematics Subtest 1 exam by watching the video lessons in this study course. Use our lesson quizzes and chapter tests to identify which topics you have mastered and which topics require your attention.
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About This Course
It's a breeze to get ready to take the CSET Math Subtest 1 when you use this course. Made up of lessons and quizzes that thoroughly cover each subject on the exam, the course encompasses linear algebra, number theory and other related topics. Use any computer, tablet or smartphone to study whenever it works best for you. Our experts are available through the Dashboard to answer any questions if you need assistance along the way.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This comprehensive course provides you with information on all the subjects you'll find on the exam, provided in a sequential format. Our professional instructors make learning about algebraic structures and real numbers a snap. Prepare for the exam using our lessons, which enable you to:
- Describe real and complex numbers
- Explain polynomial equations
- Discuss linear inequalities
- Identify inverse functions
- Differentiate between polynomial functions and logarithmic functions
- Outline vectors and matrices
- Define natural numbers
This course is made up of six chapters and 81 lessons covering the math topics on the exam. We've also included self-assessment quizzes with all lessons and a test at the end of each chapter for more comprehensive learning.
CSET Math Subtest I Exam Information
The CSET mathematics subtests are administered to individuals looking to earn math teaching credentials in California. Subtest I is the first in a three-part series of computer-based tests.
- Number of Questions: 38 questions
- Question Type: 35 multiple-choice and 3 constructed-response questions
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Exam Cost: $99
CSET Math Subtest I Exam Breakdown
|CSET Math Subtest I Exam Concept||Chapter Lessons|
|The Real and Complex Number Systems||15 lessons|
|Number Theory||15 lessons|
|Algebraic Structures||13 lessons|
|Polynomial Equations and Inequalities||7 lessons|
|Linear Algebra||15 lessons|
Preparing and Registering for the CSET Mathematics Subtest I
If you're getting ready to sit for the first CSET Math subtest, consider using the materials included in this study guide. Our experienced instructors address the same topics covered on the test over the course of several illustrated video lessons. There are also matching transcripts, which break down content into manageable portions, as well as self-assessment quizzes that allow you to affirm your understanding of these topics.
Registration for a CSET exam can be completed online after you've created an account detailing your personal information and indicated which test you want to take. After completing this process and receiving an authorization to test via email, you can select a test date and location. The test is administered continuously and registration can be completed at any time. However, it's recommended that you do so no fewer than four days prior to your intended test date.
Scoring the CSET Mathematics Subtest I
The minimum passing score for Subtest I is 220 points. Scores are available around six weeks after your test date. You can opt to receive these results by email when signing up for the exam.
This content domain is designed to ensure you recognize the differences between real, imaginary, and complex numbers. You'll need to be able to construct mathematical arguments containing real and complex numbers, order real and rational numbers, and discern whether a polynomial equation contains real coefficients.
Polynomial Equations and Inequalities
To master this content domain, you'll need to apply the theorems used to simplify polynomial expressions containing both real and complex numbers. If you can also use the quadratic formula to factor and solve higher degree polynomials, you should do well on this part of the test. An ability to apply the fundamental theorem of algebra and determine the number of solutions for a polynomial equation is required as well.
Questions included in this content domain assess your familiarity with a function's domain, range, and inverse. You'll also need to be able to compose functions and identify one-to-one functions. Other questions ask you to graph or solve a variety of function types, including absolute value, rational, polynomial, and exponential functions.
Linear algebra questions gauge your familiarity with the properties of vectors and scalar multiples. An ability to perform arithmetic operations with matrices and take their determinants is also required.
This last content domain focuses on the number theory used to prove the associative, distributive, or commutative properties of natural numbers. Topics addressed here include the principle of mathematical induction, the Euclidean algorithm, and the fundamental theorem of arithmetic. You'll also need an ability to determine a number's greatest common factor or least common multiple and prove irrational roots.
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